|Project by botanist||posted 10-24-2016 01:57 PM||1028 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
Total cost to build, including lumber, materials for jigs, extra router bits and other tools: around $1000 US
This took about two years of planning (and saving for a planer) and about a year and half of work to complete. The build took such a long time because I travel a lot for work during the summer and I spent a month or so demolishing and rebuilding our main bathroom. Not to mention the large amount of time I had to spend making jigs and other things for the bed.
The lumber was sourced from Johnson’s Workbench store in northern Indiana. I chose them because they had the best prices for rough cut lumber (which gave me the best bang for the buck). They’re about 3 hours from my house so instead of spending an extra $200 or more for delivery, I drove up in my Toyota Matrix and picked up the lumber (about 100 bf total) myself. I wish I had taken a picture of my car filled to the gills with lumber. The folks at Johnson’s Workbench were nice enough to cut the lumber into more manageable lengths (the max length I can carry in my car without have the hatch open is about 8 ft.).