Brookstone Storage Bed

Submitted by etbuogie on Sun, 03/18/2012 - 19:41

I made modified the plans to make the bed a full instead of a twin. This was a little tricky, because the full bed is bigger then a 4x8 sheet of plywood. If you are interested I can get pics of the extra support I had to build to suport the plywood seem. I also used redoak, which is why it cost so much. The extra money was well worth the cost when you use the finish. The headboard I used is from my wifes great grandmas' house in Southern Louisiana. It is 125 year old cypres storm shutter.

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Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
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General Finishes Oil Based Gel Stain in Java. With three coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Oil and Urithane Topcoat Satin. I was worried about staining, because I have not had good luck in the past with getting an even stain. This stuff was very easy to use. In the photo the stain looks a little uneven, but that was from the flash. I have tried using Minwax before, and had a horrible experiance with it. This stuff though I would recomend to anyone. Only downside is that it is more expensive, about 20 bucks for a quart of stain, and 15 for a quart of topcoat. Well worth the money for the finish. On the Headboard I used Watco Teak Oil. They just happened to be almost the same color.
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