We built this bed according to the plans. Amazing plans btw. It’s very heavy so the next one we are going to go with 1x4, 1x6 instead of 2x4 & 2x6...think. The slats & the backboard is what we gonna change. Instead of tongue & groove we used dog ear boards which painted nicely once sanded.
I think we are gonna drop the 4x4s by 5 or 6 inches also in hopes of closing the gap between headboard & mattress so we don’t have to use a boxspring next time.
Finished the paint project by applying a clear polyurethane to protect wood.