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Unread 2017-08-23, 08:52 PM   #1
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Default Built a king bed with a shelf an electrical

With the baby coming, we're going to setup our bedroom with a rocking chair and crib so we had to consolidate some furniture which meant getting rid of our night stands. We don't keep much in them so we just needed lamps and a place to put/charge our phones. Couldn't really find a bed available that fit what I was looking for so I decided to build our own.

Utilized 2x4s, 1x6s, 1x10s and 4x4s. All in for materials I'm just under $300 so it was pretty affordable.

I didn't take any pictures along the way but here it is after I finished up the paint tonight. Just used my leftover trim/base colors with "dolphin fin" for the primary color and "battleship grey" applied using dry brushing.

This is my first time trying a dry brush technique....I definitely could have done better but it came out okay.





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that's pretty f sweet
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Got it moved to the bedroom...that was not fun.

Dimensions came out PERFECT. Can't tell you how happy I am about that! Thing's solid too, no squeaks, detectable movement or rocking when performing some...rhythmic movements.

Now we gotta do something with these boring walls.



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did you build it in the basement? I was wondering how you were gonna get it up stairs lol
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Headboard I built in the garage/driveway, so much dust.

Frame itself I built out back on the patio since it didn't take near as many cuts, then I assembled it all in the basement. I'm glad the measurements came out right because if I was even 1 inch wider on the bed frame, I wouldn't have been able to get it through doorways without having to disassemble it entirely.

I did drill holes and used bolts for the headboard/frame connection so I was at least able to separate those two easily enough. I'm a little shocked it all came out as well as it did since I did this entirely from my head. No instructions, DIY website with plans or anything. Normally I don't get this kind of stuff right without that.
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Impressive.

How much did you save over buying something comparable? Few grand?

I'm going to be building a bookshelf and my estimated material costs are around $300. The comparable shelf at Restoration Hardware is around $1,500. LOL
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Yeah, probably around that. Comparable or similar beds on Etsy were going for well over a grand, most in the 1500+ range than then you're looking at shipping costs a few hundred or more.

It's definitely worth the time so long as you have the tools. If you needed those as well, your price skyrockets lol
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Got it moved to the bedroom...that was not fun.

Dimensions came out PERFECT. Can't tell you how happy I am about that! Thing's solid too, no squeaks, detectable movement or rocking when performing some...rhythmic movements.

Now we gotta do something with these boring walls.
Was gonna say...it looks like it would take some work to get that thing rockin or to break.

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man that thing is awesome. your very handy which it seems most men these days are not. congratulations on the build.
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Lighting on it is intelligent, right?
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If by Intelligent you mean I flip this switch above the outlet, then yes.

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