Twin Captains Beds for Twins!

Submitted by mkrejouis on Sat, 03/28/2015 - 13:15

I built the Twin Storage Bed twice in a (very) full week of vacation. The project was big, but straightforward. The headboards are my own design, and are really strong with the addition of a 1x3 on the outsides to support. 

The kids were part of the building, so they were especially excited to sleep in them....over the week I was building them, we moved them out of cribs, onto the floor in crib mattresses, then to bigger mattresses, and finally to their big-kid beds.

What a great set of plans! The only glitch was that I cut the supports for the middle according to plan (15-1/2") and discovered when I assembled the beds they were a little too short for comfort. So I used them to add to the piece on the back of the long boxes, and used pre-fab particle board to make the cover, which probably works better with our foam mattresses anyway. I drilled a couple of holes in the smaller of the particle board sheets to make it easy to lift off and use the middle for storage of some items.

Thanks for the support to do my first big project!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
The total cost was bout $500, but I went all out with some lights, different colors of stain, and high-quality wood. If I had more time, I would have used the wood recycle yard and saved a lot of $$.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine boards
Finish Used
Minwax stain in three different colors, followed by two coats of water-based oil-polyurethane. The blue stain was a little strange--had to sand it so it didn't look so bright.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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