Love, love, love our king bed I build based on an adaptation of Ana's design. I did the slats a little different, and used 1"x 2"'s and cut them in order to make a slot for the slat. i also used non-mortise bed rail fasteners (from Amazon) so the bed could be taken apart easily. This was my first wood working project and now I am hooked! I am also a quilter and made the quilt for it too! I did it on a long weekend by myself. I was probably a bit slower than most folks considering it was my first woodworking project, so I was constantly looking up how to do things on Youtube.
Built from Plan(s)
Assuming you have all the tools, my bed cost me only about $200.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
I painted it with a "one coat"primer and paint. I was not happy with the finish. Definitely use a separate primer before you paint. I simply sanded down some of the edges to give it the rustic look.
Recommended Skill Level