I built this bed in about a week. It was a big project but very rewarding. The plans I had from Ana White were easy to follow and detailed, and having the shopping list and cut list was very helpful. It was pretty straightforward with mostly right angles. It may be a bit much for a beginner, but someone with some basic woodworking and building skills should have no trouble. It’s very heavy and needs to be assembled in pieces. The roof shingles were made by using 1/4 plywood cut into rectangular squares and painted black and stapled on. It was a nice touch. The pergola was also a nice addition, as was the staircase with bookcase. I bought a remnant from a carpet store for 10 and tacked it in the stairs and it’s very comfortable. The drawers were a lot of work but again worth it. Our now 4 year old is in love with her bed!
Built from Plan(s)
About 1500 due to premium paint and LED lighting
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Recommended Skill Level