Swedish Bed with Metal Legs

My best friend (and upstairs apartment neighbor) was looking for a "grown up" bed for her apartment. When she saw the Swedish Bed, she fell in love. We built the frame out of 1×10′s and the “guts” were reclaimed wood from my Dad’s barn (to cut down on costs). She painted it a flat black using mistint paint pints from McCoy’s that were $1 each. The pipe legs were from Lowe’s in the plumbing section, and they’re threaded for easy installation. You just thread them into a little square base that you can screw straight into the wood, and pop on a threaded endcap so it doesn't scratch your floor or rip your carpet. Her first choice of 10" proved to be much too tall after she plopped on her enormously tall pillow-top mattress. So we exchanged them for the 6" version for a much more balanced look. She loves it!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$175
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Flat black latex Oops paint
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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