The Finish tutorial is up.. you can see it here.
Thanks so much to Kayal for featuring this post on her blog contest!
The reason I wanted $2000.....
|Restoration Hardware Madison bed without footboard|
The best part about this bed....Adam liked it... we actually agreed on something. It also makes it a little easier when I say......"hey, so, um, I have something I want us to build....." waiting for eye roll..."but you will really like it.." show picture explain to not so willing husband all my plans and how I think we can put it together....finally a reluctant yes.
Fast forward 10 mins later (it takes me that long to drive to Lowes :) ) two poor young Lowes employes helping me sift through the cheap wood looking for straight board.. find everything I need and am on my way back on a mission.
So enough with the blabbing lets get to the good stuff..... here is what I came up with.. I love ana whites plans, and it was while browsing through that I saw this platform bed that I realized I could get the look I was wanting..
Here are ana's plans for the platform part.. follow her directions to build.. I omitted the two 1x3 at the back top and bottom where the headboard will be going.. we also capped our corners with some corner trim. I will show in the pictures.. first read through these plans....
Here are some photos from our building process.
|Measure out your 1x6's|
|assemble your box. we used our kreg jig and glue|
|screw in your support 1x2 two on each side and one in the middle|
|Cut your 1x3 and drill counter sink holes and predrill.|
|counter sink hole|
|attach 1x3 to top and bottom of box. DO NOT ATTACH TO END WITH HEADBOARD|
|add your cove molding|
|cove molding down side|
To build the legs I used fence post tops :) I had originally picked up some turned furniture feet at lowes but I saw these as I was heading to check out and changed my mind I liked the sharper more square edges and they were cheaper only $3.46 each..
|Beware this is pressure treated wood. Make sure you wear a mask when sanding it down a little more smooth...|
find it here
|predrilling for feet|
|attach some more :)|
How we built the head board
extra material needed.
6 1x2 @ 6ft
22.5 inches of corner molding
Be careful with your cove cutting and you should have enough to do the headboard also..
Here is a diagram of how we assembled the headboard hope it makes sense. You basically cut your plywood to the length you need making it flush with the edges of the base of the bed, we left the height the original 4ft.. Next measure and cut your 1x2 to frame the front of the plywood making outer edges flush with plywood. Then measure and cut your cove molding. Angles are at 45 degrees. Finally trim your outer sides and top of the headboard with the three remaining 1x2s. Look at photos if this is confusing sorry.
|pretty simple cut to fit. we left it 4 ft tall.|
|We needed the head board to be removable to get it in the house so we used some scrap 1x3 to attach it.|
|fill all your seams and screw and nail holes. I like dry dex because its easier for me to work with than caulk.|
|Here it shows the 1x2 and cove that is placed on the front of the plywood... its then topped and edged with the other 3 1x2's|
|restorations hardwares side of headboard view|
|We attached corner molding to make it look more finished and so I wouldn't have to wrap the fabric around all the edges when upholstering.|
|OHHHHHHH YESSSSSS sneak peak of the finish....Stay tuned tutorial to come soon...and its really very simple to do!|