West Elm Rectangles Daybed

Submitted by xniamhx on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 11:18

We decided to build a daybed after we discovered that the space we needed to fill was a bit of an odd size and nothing we saw was going to work. We fell in love with West Elm's rectangles daybed but it was very much out of our budget as we are getting married in June. We recently acquired a kregjig and this was the perfect project to really test it's worth. Once all the cuts were made and the pocket holes drilled, putting this together was quite easy. We were lucky that it fit through our front door, and we attached the support beams after it was in place. We opted for spray paint to finish it off, but we didn't sand everything down beforehand so we may pull it back outside at a later date and smooth things out a bit. We are really impressed with how sturdy this daybed is and EVERYONE compliments us on it. This is our second Ana White plan we've used and only the second major woodworking project we've completed. We bought the ready to use slats at IKEA along with a twin mattress.

You can see the whole project here: http://nearlydomesticated.blogspot.com/2013/03/here-comes-sun.html

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Not including the mattress and slats, we spent roughly $100 on materials, including pocket hole screws, lumber, and paint.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
We simply spray painted the final project -- I highly recommend Rustoleom's paint that comes in cans that have triggers, saves your fingers for sure!
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