Nathan's Montreal Canadians bed

Submitted by Corinne67 on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 16:04

Our nephew Nathan really wanted a captain's bed like his friend. We built him one even better for Christmas this year. I couldn't find one plan with everything we wanted to I used the plans for the Storage Daybed for the base, and used the plans for the Cozy Corner twin bed collection wide bookcase unit. We combined both the headboard and sideboard into one unit (by extending the top to the short end) giving him an L shaped headboard for all his hockey stuff :) The only thing we messed up on was the height of the bookcase. He wanted it higher so it's on blocks for now to raise it. My sister did all the final painting to match his room and it looks AWESOME!!!

Steve had everything cut at work and we put it together in one 12 hour day! Nathan LOVES his new bed. Thank you Ana!

Estimated Cost
about $125
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
sanded plywood
Finish Used
Nathan is a HUGE Montreal Canadian's fan. He applied 2 coats of wood primer, then his mom, my sister did the finishing paint with the official Montreal Canadians colours to match his room. A couple of little touch ups to be done but it looks great.
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Lou-Anne (not verified)

Fri, 01/06/2012 - 21:24

The colors are the official Montreal Canadiens hockey team's colors, My son is a HUGE fan! Nathan LOVES his bed. and it is very solid.

Guest (not verified)

Fri, 01/06/2012 - 20:29

Ummm... The bookcases were too short because you didn't take the mattress height into account. Looks really good though.