Submitted by kile529 on Fri, 08/26/2016 - 05:38

We have 3 (almost) teenage boys and needed the storage of the Brookstone bed for their sport gear, etc. I built 2 of them and my 15 year old built his. I can't get over how easy they were to build! This was the first building project I ever made and they turned out beautifully! The headboard took about 2 hours to build and the bed about 5 hours. I was pretty slow though, checking and double checking measurements, glueing and clamping like crazy, being careful not to rush. Still, 7 hours to make the bed and a couple hours to paint, not a bad days work! The lumber cost $144/each so we were happy with the cost of the beds. I would highly recommend furniture movers underneath them. I used 4 huge ones under the ends of the 2x2 supports and small squares under the legs/headboard. They move so easily with them! Thanks, Ana, for a great plan!! We are so thankful and love our new beds!!

Estimated Cost
$144 for lumber
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
#2 Pine
Finish Used
Grey paint. Wanted a grayish stain but couldn't get the pine to take it the way I wanted it to.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

Comments

anita1977

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 07:56

I have 4 boys, but 3 are married and gone now and I bought my youngest a new bed last year, but I would have loved to have been able to make these for the older ones when they were growing up!  Great job to you and your son!