We needed a new bed for the guest bedroom after my wife converted our den/office to the “Princess bedroom” for our granddaughters. I had seen the Popular Mechanics 100th Anniversary Bedroom Suite and decided to make the bed. My skill level would probably be best described as beginner (taken a couple of classes). This was the second bed I made. I had intended to make this one for the guest bedroom for our winter home but decided at that time to make a “less complicated” bed (from PlansNow site). The Popular Mechanics Bed was a fun project which taught me a bit more about woodworking. I have since made a couple of nightstands to go with this bed.