Thanks to Ana for her inspiration and such great plans. My wife wanted a taller headboard and footboard so we added to the overall height of both. Everything else is pretty much per Ana's specs. Our big box stores here wouldn't know a straight board if it slapped them in the face. After putting my headboard and footboard together the gaps looked terrible. So I decided to veneer both with 5 mm underlayment ripped 7.5 inches wide and angled to 45 degrees on each side. Once that was glued and nailed into place both pieces looked much better. We decided to do without a box spring so the deck/frame is built from 2 2x10's, 5 2x4's, 6 2x4 "feet", and two sheets of 1/2 inch plywood. This thing weighs a ton!
Built from Plan(s)
$450 for wood, hardware, primer, and paint.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Behr antique white (although the wife swears she is going to distress it later).
Recommended Skill Level