My husband and I built this together over the course of three months. We would grab an hour here and there when we had the time.
I am notorious for my numerous "projects", but my husband is so patient and he usually indulges my curiosity. We both learned so much building this, and even though he feigns indifference, I can tell that my husband is just as proud as I am of the end result. We are absolute beginners and my critical eyes can find many imperfections, but I can't help but be amazed that we actually built this thing - this is huge for us!!
We plan to build the rest of the wall system eventually (piece by piece), but I couldn't wait to share.
Thanks Ana for giving us so much of yourself!!
P.S: Lumber wise you get what you pay for - even if you are painting, go for the higher quality plywood and craftboard. The price premium is well worth the frustration it will save you - especially if you are a beginner like us.