I was VERY proud of these two beds. I hadn't built anything in probably 2 years... the last major project being the toddler bed.
Rather than a wordy play-by-play... here are just a few "in progress" pics:
(I had to bring an old box spring out to the garage to help visualize how the whole bed would look put together since I was building my own mattress support system rather than using a metal bed frame.)
You can see in the above pic the bed brackets that I used from Rockler. I actually put them on backwards... they are supposed to be on the inside of the side bed rails. Oh well. It is still functional.
After approximately 6 months of use... they are still holding up! Although... I do wish I would have used a semi gloss white instead of a matte. It'd be easier to scrub clean. And... I do kinda wish that the headboard wasn't so tall. But other than that... I wouldn't change a thing to the original plans.
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