Herringbone Cassidy Queen Bed

I have never made anything before, this was my very first project. I had a total blast!

Our old bed was falling apart, so it as a great time to try out my hand at woodworking. I really wanted to use up some old wooden deck tiles I had in my garage. I didn't feel comfortable using a miter saw for a chevron pattern so herringbone it was!

I am totally in love with this bed and seriously cant thank Ana White enough for making it so people like me can make things like this.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
200$
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine and wooden deck tiles
Finish Used
MinWax oil based stain in Jacobean and espresso. Paste wax for finish.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

Comments

Pursuit of Handyness

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:49

This looks really nice. Are you sure this is your first project? I like the idea of using the deck tiles. Where do you find these and what type of wood are they? This may sound a little cheesy but I don't know where my life would be like if it weren't for Ana White and her blog. I absolutely love woodworking.

jeannajustfine

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:25

Thank you so so much! 100% sure its my first project..lol. The deck tiles I bought at Capitol Iron, which is a home and garden store we have here in B.C. They were display pieces so I got them for VERY cheap, almost free hehe. I know you can buy them new online, but they are pricey. As for the type of wood, since they were a display it is a hodge podge of diff kinds. Teak, eucalyptus, acacia I know for sure. I seriously LOVE this site. I have looked and found nothing even close to it. By far an amazing resource for any aspiring builder. I see you have made some pretty impressive stuff yourself!

jeannajustfine

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:18

Thank you :) and thank you so much for this site. It is amazing how much you have to offer. I honestly can say I would never in my life would have tackled something like this if I had not stumbled across your page. The amount of joy I feel every time I walk by that silly bed is nuts..lol. Too cool. Still cant believe I made that myself (with no boy help..lol) Cant wait to make some tables next! You're awesome.

anfrench

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 14:52

I just wanted to let you know how impressed I am by your finished product! I have been interested in building a bed, but since I have no experience I have been unsure where to start. But the fact that you did this as your first project has me very inspired! Well done!!!!!

shartam

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 13:21

Does anyone have the plans for this bed in California King size? I have a california king mattress and would really love to make this... I see this is for a queen size bed..

Thanks!

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