I've built a few bookshelves and cubbies before, but nothing on this scale. I built this in my basement this past December as a Christmas present for my three-year-old son. The plans were easy to follow. I believe I spent about $150 on lumber. The bed is very sturdy. My kids love it! Now the the other kids want their own special daddy-made bed :)
Built from Plan(s)
$150 on lumber. $50 on wood putty, stain, sand paper, etc. Way better than the $1100+ similar model at the local furniture store!
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
min-wax water based stain protected with water-based polycrilic. It all dried way too fast and didn't give me time to correct errors. Next time I will use oil based.
Recommended Skill Level