Brenan's Simple Bed

We are SO proud of our first build! It was such a fun project and it built our confidence so much to do this. We didn't want to permanently screw our side rails into the head board and foot board so we took another user's advice and bought some steel bed rail fasteners from They worked like a dream and will make our upcoming moves much easier. Our bed is very heavy and sturdy and I know it will last our son for years. We ended up spending about $70 just for the lumber. The paint was $25 plus we spent some more on primer, screws, and nails. It was an investment and will save us some money on our future projects. =)

Ana - thank you SO much for these plans! They saved us so much money and we just love the way it turned out! Thanks for all of your hard work on this site! 
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$100 - $150
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Whitewood Pine
Finish Used
One layer of white primer (wish I'd used a grey primer) and 3 coats of Behr's Nightwatch.
Recommended Skill Level