The conception of this project came out of the need to have more room in my daughter's bedroom. We also wanted more storage without the need for a dresser to help open up her room with space. We had looked around at furniture stores and saw a lot of great designs but the products were expensive and made out of inferior products. We didn't mind spending the money but most of the pre-made bed units were made of particle board. So I designed her Captain's Bed based on models were saw and I just customized it for a full size mattress. It was simple enough if you have experience building cabinets (just building boxes). The pullout desk was a little tricky but it came out nice. I would have to say the hardest part of this project was doing it all out of my garage. When it came time to paint it, I used a power sprayer that left a nice smooth finish but prep time and clean up was brutal. All in all, we are very happy with it. I just finished a custom ladder that fits into the "notch" in the footboard at the end of the bed.
"I live in NJ, and wish there was a physical store near where I live. My experience with rockler.com is second to none. Not only are your products first rate, but customer service/product support is exceptional. I've called several times, and never received someone on the other end of the phone who was anything but extremely helpful, patient, and friendly. The biggest compliment I can give is that I TRUST Rockler for all my woodworking needs. The only other store I can say that about is LL Bean. My wood working friends in western NJ love Rockler. Keep on keepin' on - and get a store here in Jersey!!" -
- 05/21/2012 See more...