Monday, January 17, 2011

The Farmhouse Bed

I have never built a piece of furniture in my life. My experience in woodworking is/was limited to the one semester of shop class that I took in high school. I think I made a birdhouse, or a box. Obviously nothing that left a lasting impression.

Until now.

Once I get an idea in my head, I have to do it, or at least attempt to do it. The Farmhouse bed was no exception. I found the plans from Knock off Wood. awhile ago and it got mentally filed away for future use. Gavin had a second hand bed that we bought, but it wasn't holding up to my expectations and that's when the light bulb went off above me head.

Build a bed and he shall sleep in it. ( Sometimes )

So we bought the wood, rented the saw and got busy. I hammered. I glued. I sanded. I painted. I stained and then I sat back and enjoyed my determination.

You are looking at a 100% solid wood twin size bed, completely built by myself and my husband. I built a bed. A BED ! How about that Mr. Shop Class teacher ! Ha !

The plans from Knock off Wood were very easy to read and understand. The bed went together in just two days ( we got a late start on day one ) then it took me an additional day to paint and stain, and one more day to assemble and stain the bed rails.

I built a bed !