King Farmhouse Bed

Submitted by poleya on Thu, 04/07/2011 - 19:26

My first big build (modified to turn the 'right' way), after the kids table and chair set. It's not perfect, but its awesome! And mega sturdy. I even managed to use the Kreg Jig to attach the side rails to the end posts for extra sturdiness.
Advice: Get straight boards the first time. Yikes.
Project took a month all told, mostly due to the little angel sitting on the bed.
Now I've got a so many ideas swimming in my head. Built-ins in every room!

Thanks Ana!

Estimated Cost
$250 (Wood and more wood, sand paper, expensive paint, and more wood)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Regular old wood. Except Cedar posts because that's all I could find untreated.
Finish Used
Benjamin Moore Hi-Gloss Black. A quart was not quite enough, but maybe I shouldn't have painted the invisible parts too. Also shouldn't have listened to the sales guy that I didn't need primer. Primer = cheap. Benjamin = expensive.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner