I built this bed for my 10 year old son. I only made a few changes from the original plan. I increased the height so my son could easily fit underneath the bed. I did make the stairs, but we decided not to use them to save on floor space. I also added metal L brackets under the side 2x6's for support. It was a fun project and fairly straight forward. I finished each piece individually and then assembled it in his room. The sanding, staining, and varnishing was very time consuming, but worth it in the end. He absolutely loves it and so do his siblings and friends!
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Minwax stain and polyurethane This is very high in voc's. I recommend a respirator mask even with ventilation. I have since started using finishes lower in voc's, which can be found online.
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