King size Brandy scrap wood bed

Submitted by Kyjo5 on Fri, 06/03/2016 - 07:03

I built this bed for my wife for Mother's Day. I loved the idea of the drawers and I knew she would love the scrap wood look, and lucky for me it just so happened I had a lot of scrap wood. The build was pretty simple other than it was my first time doing drawer slides. I went with the ball bearing slides which were a little tricky to get just perfect, but with a little patience and finding a few tricks along the way I was able to complete this project in a couple days. I also added a simple headboard.  I made 1x6 legs connected by (2) 1x4s horizontally with pocket screws. Next I cut a piece of 3/8 plywood the dimension of the headboard wanted so I would have something to nail the 1x scrap pieces to. Finally I trimmed the edges out with 1x2s and stained to match the bed. These are great plans and I loved the fact that I didn't have to be perfect when it came to staining it, all my whoops-a-daisies just turned into character instead of flaws like they normally would!!

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
Golden Oak,
Early American,

Finished with Minwax wipe on poly
Recommended Skill Level