I wanted to build something grand for my children. Problem is a bunk bed was not going to fit in the space I have, so I built a loft bed instead. Given I’m renting the space I’m in now I was also limited to a free standing structure. Otherwise I would have done something much different. Project took from September 2013 to March 2014.
- saving money by buying lower quality wood is sometimes ok. However it is directly proportional to the amount of sanding and joining wood requires.
- This was my first project I’ve stained and protected. Staining and using polyurethane requires a dust free environment for better finishes. A basement setup right next to a dryer is not the best location for finishing furniture as the lint lands all over your project.
- First furniture I’ve tried to build. Used many tools I’ve never tried before such as rabbeting router bits (I’ll stick with a straight router bit in the future). Take time to play with tools on scrap wood before trying it on your finished piece.
- Measure twice cut once. After you measure twice, measure again and it helps to write down your measurements.