Love the way this came out. My husband and I made it for my son and daughter-in-law to be for their upcoming wedding. The only issue we encountered was the box for the mattress was not large enough for the boxspring. But the kids decided they wanted the platform on the floor so we flipped it over and set up that way. I will be getting a nice bedskirt to hide that siderail. The kids really love it.
This took probably 20 hours all in. I figure a weekend would have done it if we had the time. Head and footboards were built in one day, sanding, finish work took longer as I worked on it after work during the week, and to allow for paint drying time. We ordered a pretty brass plaque to dedicate the bed, and fixed it to the lower back of the headboard. An heirloom in the making!!!