2nd Project Bed fit for a King

Submitted by dadto3kids on Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:35

Second project using completely reclaimed wood.  The plans were easy to follow and I made a few minor modifications.  I swapped out the two 2 X 4's inthe middle of the frame for 2 X 6's and added a center foot to each of them for center support.  I had a hard time finding larger shims and was about to make my own when I grabbed a few pieces of scrap 1 X 3 and started to make the design you see on the footboard. My wife like the look so much that I repeated it on the headboard.  Looking forward to making some nightstands that will match the look of the bed. The boards used to be nailed together as temporary fencing that is what created some of the color variation in the wood and I tried to create some sort of a pattern by alternating light and dark.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$20 for stain and polyurethane
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Mostly pine
Finish Used
Minwax Golden Oak and satin polyurethane
Recommended Skill Level



Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:37

This is really nice. I have to admit I was underwhelmed by the original plan when I saw it, but this is beautiful. Really nicely done.