Twin Panel Bed

Submitted by Luckysme on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:45

Thank you so much for these awesome plans. When I saw the original twin panel bed, I knew this was exactly what I wanted to build for my two daughters. I love super high head boards, and these are exactly that. I am in love. I did make some changes to the plan. I went with taller side rails, and used metal bed rail brackets. The brackets were super important. We move every few years being in the military, and I wanted something that would with-stand time and moves. I am also quite impressed how solid these beds are. I could never find anything this amazing in a store. I would also like to thank my husband for his help. It was our first build, but definitely not our last. Thank you!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
200 per bed.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
I used Annie Sloan Chalk paint. Paris Grey, and Old White. First I Clear waxed it, then finished it with a dark wax. This gave it more dimension.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

Comments

spiceylg

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 18:02

These came out beautiful and especially for a first build! Seriously impressive. Love the whole ensemble. Really pretty.

Danib

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:31

This bed is beautiful. You did a wonderful job on it. Could you please tell me where you got the big base molding for the inside of the headboard and footboard? Would love to try this for my granddaughter.

In reply to by Danib

Luckysme

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 17:27

Thank you for your very nice comments:
Here is some info, let me know if I can help further more.

This is what we used for the base molding and the headboard molding at the top. http://www.homedepot.com/p/House-of-Fara-5-8-in-x-4-in-x-8-ft-MDF-Base-…

For the the inner molding we used two pieces of molding: This is the style (link below) we used, but ours was a little bigger, 5 1/4 inches. Couldn't find it on the home depot website, but this is exactly the same style.

The addition molding below is a finishing molding that we had to use since the above molding was not flush to the back board. It finished really nice. Glad we added this addition dimension. You can easily skip using it with different "above" molding.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/American-Wood-Moulding-LWM47-9-16-in-x-4-1-4…

http://www.homedepot.com/p/American-Wood-Moulding-WM100-11-16-in-x-11-1…

For the side rails we also used 10 inch boards. I thought it made the bed look more proportioned. I will add additional pics of the molding, so re-check pictures. Again, let me know if you have further questions.

In reply to by Danib

Luckysme

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 17:27

Thank you for your very nice comments:
Here is some info, let me know if I can help further more.

This is what we used for the base molding and the headboard molding at the top. http://www.homedepot.com/p/House-of-Fara-5-8-in-x-4-in-x-8-ft-MDF-Base-…

For the the inner molding we used two pieces of molding: This is the style (link below) we used, but ours was a little bigger, 5 1/4 inches. Couldn't find it on the home depot website, but this is exactly the same style.

The addition molding below is a finishing molding that we had to use since the above molding was not flush to the back board. It finished really nice. Glad we added this addition dimension. You can easily skip using it with different "above" molding.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/American-Wood-Moulding-LWM47-9-16-in-x-4-1-4…

http://www.homedepot.com/p/American-Wood-Moulding-WM100-11-16-in-x-11-1…

For the side rails we also used 10 inch boards. I thought it made the bed look more proportioned. I will add additional pics of the molding, so re-check pictures. Again, let me know if you have further questions.

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