My boys LOVE this bed. I am making one for my other son who shares the room next so there will be two matching. They take up almost the whole room but they look so cute and double as play space in and under the bed so it works!
It took about 2 days to build and I had help from my husband and friend to make construction easier and cuts and staining more efficient.
One problem I had at the end was screwing in the roof boards. I hadn't thought about the fact that my ceilings are low on my old ranch house and could barely get the screwdriver in the space above the bed, so I had to tip the bed over to make it easier. Next time I may predrill the screws til just before breakthrough so I can fit the drill above.
Also those boards around the bed are probably the most expensive piece - if I didn't want the second bed to match exactly I would wonder if 1x6s wouldn't have been more economical.
I did sand and stain before assembly which made things much easier. I used my standard weathered grey stain.
The sheets are Pillowfort : Rustler's Ranch twin set. The sign and banner hung on the bed I got from Hobby Lobby.