Twin Storage Beds

Submitted by anne_c on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 07:36

This was really my first build and it stemmed from not being able to find the kind of beds I wanted for my girls. My brother helped me cut the wood and assemble the first one and my husband and I did the second together. It was so rewarding to make them and I love how they turned out! You can store so much and they are sturdy pieces. My girls love them too. (bedding is from Pottery Barn) I would stay this is a beginner's project. You don't need any specialized tools. it was a lot of fun and now I'm it itching to buy a Kreg Jig so I can complete many more projects!

Estimated Cost
$150-$175 per bed
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
pine - used higher grade pine only on the trim pieces
Finish Used
After they were built, I sanded them and primed. The paint I chose was Polar Bear, which is a pretty true white, Behr brand from Home Depot. I used 2 coats of water based polyeurethane (Verathane brand), which has really protected it from knicks and scratches
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner