Yes, it's true. I built it. I am so proud of this crazy, imperfect, HEAVY thing that now dominates my bedroom. My husband and I have been wanting a king bed for a while, so we made the crazy decision recently to sell off our queen bed (along with a few other items) in order to afford a brand new latex king mattress. Let me tell you, if you haven't heard of latex mattresses yet, do check them out! They are amazing. But I digress...
I am 7 months pregnant. And we were sleeping on a mattress on the floor for a few weeks. Did I mention we have two little girls who need bathroom visits in the night? Can you picture me getting up off the floor and taking them to the bathroom? Not a pretty sight.
SO, it was time to build. To shorten the story, because there are many details to share but so little time, I built it in a few weeks! (I know, that sounds long compared to Ana's 3-hour projects, but I'm a little restricted by this belly of mine!) When it was done, my husband and I carried it (in pieces) up the stairs and assembled it in our room. The result? One seriously pulled muscle in my leg, and one extremely happy couple!!
A question for you though, anyone who has built the farmhouse bed, or Ana herself: The joints where the 2x4 cleats attach to the 4x4 posts seem weak and they don't hold tight. When I get in and out of bed they squeak and the whole bed shakes a little. I put 3 screws in each of them but somehow it still seems to not hold tightly together. Any suggestions on how I can secure it a little better?
Now to post some pictures... hey, how do I post pictures?