I studied and learned the plans for the farmhouse bed. I knew I wanted to make it, but I needed it to be a daybed instead so I took the farm house plans and made changes to it to make my daybed and this is what I ended up with.
Do you love it as much as I do? I showed my dad my bed and he was speechless. He was so proud. He told me that it looked professional and that he simply couldn't believe that I made it. He used to be a cabinet maker so his words meant the world to me. I told him the list of other things that I wanted to build and you know something, he decided to give me some of his favorite tools to make it easier. I asked for his router and his countersink bit and so he is sending them. Yippee!
I used the plans on Knock Off Wood to make the head board and then I made the foot board and the side boards to match this bed. I wanted the molding to extend all around the bed and even onto the trundle front.
I really love how it turned out. All the materials totaled $260. That is a little more than what I wanted to spend, but it is still a lot cheaper than buying it at Pottery Barn (if it existed). The Thomas trundle alone is $399 and that is without tax and shipping. I am always on the look out for a bargain. I don't know what I am more ecstatic about, saving all the money or having the satisfaction that I built it. My kids absolutely are in awe of my creation. That's not something that I could have ever bought. It took a couple of weekends to complete, but it was well worth the time and effort. Its a sturdy bed that should last a lifetime and hopefully bring a lifetime of memories as well.
Click here to see how I built this bed.