I made this as part of a room makeover for my teenager. It was my second furniture project, the first being Ana’s original farmhouse bed. This was my first project with the Kreg jig and I watched a great YouTube video by shanty2chic to learn the basics of pocket holes. This was also my first staining project and I love the results. My daughter loved it so much she had me stain her closet doors to match! The lumber for the bed was only $120, I spent an additional $80 on wood and screws for the slats to support the mattress, my new kreg jig came with enough screws to make the bed frame. I spent another $80 on wood conditioner, stain and poly since she didn’t like the first stain (Briarsmoke, which I will definitely use on another project).
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Day Project (6-9 Hours)
I started with a wood conditioner and then used Varathane Early American stain applied with a rag and dry brushed on top of that with varathane Kona, again watching a shanty2chic video for technique. Poly is water based satin finish. I used the triple thick but still had to do 2 coats, partly for coverage but also because the water based poly raised the grain so I needed to do a light sand and a second coat of poly for a smooth finish.
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