Building your own furniture can be fun and cost effective. A simple bed is a great project to start with!
When we were expecting baby number two, we needed to find a new sleeping solution for our daughter in order to free up the crib. We were new home owners and didn’t have very much extra cash to buy a bed. So, being the DIY enthusiast that I was, I stumbled across Ana White’s website (this was BEFORE Pinterest, gasp!). I was so excited to find her free plans for the Twin Farmhouse Bed.
This was the first project my husband and I tackled on our own and we were a little intimidated. We owned a drill, and that was it. So, we had a nice man at Home Depot cut our wood for us, and bought the Kreg Jig Mini to make the pocket holes. Ana was the first to introduce me to pocket holes. They are hands down the easiest, and quickest way to get a strong, clean joint when building furniture. Perfect for beginners like us!
It was a pretty simple build, and the bed is very sturdy. I finished it with Popped Corn by Behr.
Now that I had one build under my belt, I was much more confident to tackle another project, and my obsession just snowballed from there! My new motto is, “Why buy it, when you can build it!”