Added 4x4 Legs

Submitted by maudriel on Sun, 10/27/2019 - 16:04

This was my husband's and my first woodworking project, so it was a bit of a doozy for first timers, especially considering we made alterations to the plans.
We added 6" 4x4s for legs using brackets, which required us to add a back board to attach the headboard to.
We also made it wider because I was afraid 58" wouldn't be wide enough, but that ended up being a little bit of a mistake. The 58" width would have been perfect.
We didn't have a kreg jig, so we followed a blog post on how to make pocket holes without one, and that seemed to have worked fine. Hand-drilling those probably added to how long it took us to make it though.
It took us 5 days to complete it because we could only work on it after work hours.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
250
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Whitewood
Finish Used
Minwax English Chestnut
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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