Cabin Daybed

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/28/2016 - 10:59

I'd never done hinges before, and decided to go with surface-mounted hinges because I was pretty sure I could get those right. I wanted to leave the wood its natural color, both because I thought it would look good in this room, and because I think it makes the hardware pop. Accordingly, I used iron-on edge banding on the plywood so the edges don't show.

 

I used a simple, homemade finish of mineral oil and beeswax, and the hardware is just from Home Depot. I'm not positive how much time it took -- I did it in bits and pieces over several weeks. In any case, I'm really happy with how it turned out! The new owner of the bed likes it immensely, too.

Estimated Cost
$60
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Homemade mineral oil and beeswax melted together, using this recipe: http://www.instructables.com/id/Simply-Gorgeous-and-Food-Safe-Beeswax-Wood-Finish/
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner