Submitted by Genetics on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 16:13

My wife and I completed our son's loft bed in December for his Christmas present. My wife found this bed on Pottery Barn's website and I found these plans on Ana White. Everything was pretty straight-forward. It was a great project and we had a lot of fun building something together. We made a few mods to the plans like height and the railings. I really like how it comes apart for moving and our son loves sleeping up there! Protip: Be careful with the wood glue where the bed is designed to come apart. I got a little sloppy and had to do some hammering to disassemble for staining/sealing. Everything went back together very easily, though.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$275
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
#2 Pine
Finish Used
Minwax Red Mahogany stain and Minwax Clear Satin Polyurethane. Sand before sealing then wipe down with mineral spirits repeat between coats. We only did 2 coats.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner