Building our marriage....and a new bed

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/13/2016 - 08:36

After being deployed for a year, my husband and I needed to spend quality time together.  I showed him the Queen Farmhouse Bed Plans and he loved it. We spent a weekend clearing out our over stuffed garage - sorting through things with a common goal in mind.  He loves woodworking and we love spending time together.  We spent two weekends cutting and sanding and putting it together.  We spent another doing three coats of stain and two MinWax poly coats.  We finally finished this weekend and I absolutely LOVE it.  I SERIOUSLY love how solid this bed is.  He bought the wood to build two matching nightstands this morning...and I can't wait until tomorrow to start on them.  

Thank you so much for sharing your plans and for so many sharing their brag posts - it was wonderful to read through them and see all the variations. 

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$250
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
We did a coat of shellac (recommendation by the guys at Woodcraft store). Then a coat of General Finishes Java Gel and wiped it off. I used the instructions from Ana White's page on how to get a dark finish. We did 3 coats of Java Gel stain to get it pretty dark. I did two coats of Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane in a satin sheen (sanding in between with 220). I decided (sort of last minute) to scuff up the edges to give it a more rustic look. The dark stain is gorgeous, but the naturally occurring scratches and scuffs that occur with life would have me stressing - so I decided to include them in the look so I could enjoy it.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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