Clubhouse Fun!

Submitted by nleonard85 on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 12:36

This project is fun and relatively quick for the end result. All together, it took just over 20 hours. For the most part I followed the instructions and wood cuts according to the plan. I ended up having to tweak some things and I'm not sure if the error was in the plans provided online or my own error. Probably mine!

I thought I would add that, for the sign, I simply picked a font on the computer and printed out big letters (a size that would fit nicely on the sign) and then used those letters to trace out the border. Then I painted the letters by staying inside the lines! Easy Peasy. I used a small rustic rope and drilled holes in the sign to slip the rope through. I then tied knots so as to hold the sign in place. Works great and definitely completes the set. I thought about skipping the windows, but I'm so glad I did not. They really stand out and look amazing. My son loves to open them and just stare out (who knows what his imagination is making him see).

This bed is great because it allows for another area below. My son likes to turn on a lamp, sit in his chair and read. Thank you SO MUCH for this plan!!!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
Minwax Early American. Applied with rag.
Recommended Skill Level



Thu, 08/15/2013 - 09:43

This is spot on! Great job! Your finish is just super! What stain and color did you use?


Thu, 08/15/2013 - 13:35

Thank you! I used a water-based Minwax stain from Sherwin Williams. The color is called "Early American" and the product number is 230. I applied it with a rag since it is easier and I think it actually looks the best.