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Category Other
Style Casual, Classic, Cute, Traditional
Mrsbudr on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? I used an old twin bed headboard and footboard. Plus a 1x4x8' board and a 1/2" piece of plywood. I purchased the bed for $15 at a second hand store, and purchased the board at my local hardware store. My wonderful hubby gave me tools for Christmas last year and this was my first project to use my "mini" circular saw. I LOVE IT!. The tools are great to have so now I don't have to wait for him to be home to help me out.

Mrsbudr on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? That it is level, plumb and square. AND that I did it all w/out any help. My first real building project start to finish all alone....Even though I have been puttering w/this sort of thing for years, this really turned out super and I am proud that I built it.

Mrsbudr on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make certain that you can handle the tools. If you are using a circular saw, be sure that you can lift it and maneuver it easily, for safety sake. If not I would have someone help you with the cutting. I have a 12V cordless, 4" saw. I LOVE IT because I can handle it easily and it cuts most of what I need to cut. I pre-drilled all the holes so that the wood wouldn't split. Measure twice and cut once is great advice.

Mrsbudr on craftsy.com

This such a neat project, would love to make one. going to keep my eye out for a bed thanks for posting.

05/31/2012 Flag

This is so smart. Congrats on doing it yourself!!

05/31/2012 Flag

Love it! Good job

09/16/2012 Flag