|Project by TexPenn||posted 04-22-2008 05:44 AM||2287 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
This was a project I did the first week in our new house. The prices at furniture stores were outrageous. Plus we wanted our own. The posts are hard Maple. The head & footboard are soft Maple with wormholes. I added a Hard Maple butterfly to the headboard.. for effect and reinforcement. The frame is just plain 1 by 12s from Lowes – stained with Minwax cherry stain – and sealed with my all time favorite, spar urethane. The only thing I would now do differently is to raise the headboard… I was disappointed when we put on the mattress and pillows.. the butterfly was covered. But it was still a fun project, and my wife is happy. Still the next one will be better, lol. Also sorry to have to admit the footboard fell over at the last minute and landed on a screw (heavily) and left a mark. Imprint is more like it. If it was a custom order this wouldnt fly. But its for us so its good.
-- Ted, TX or PA www.around-the-bend.com