The Colette Bed at Crate and Barrel is a great looking bed!
I love it. You can buy it for $1,599.99 or
you can build it yourself.
The blog - A High Heeled Foot In The Door
will show you how.
Supplies to make a Queen Size bed
Qty. 4 : 1"x10" fir boards. Two of these - cut to 80" and the other two cut to 61 1/2"
These will be the sides, head and footboards.
Qty 4 : 5/4" x 4" (aka five quarter board) fir boards that are 80" long.
These will be your side and center support boards.
Qty 1 : 2" x 4" cut to 80" (this is part of the center support)
Qty 14 : 1" x 3" fir board cut to 60" (These will be the cross rails that support the mattress)
Qty 1: 4' x 8' x 3/4" MDF sheet - cut to 61 1/2" wide (this will be the headboard)
Qty 2: 1" x 4" - cut to 60" (part of the lower supports)
Qty 2: 1" x 3" - cut to 60" ( part of the lower supports)
You will also need - Four heavy duty corner top plates (see photo below), Four legs of your choice, 3" nut and bolt (see photo below), a wrench, a hammer, electric drill and screw driver, nails, liquid nails, screws, a measuring tape, metal yardstick, jigsaw, sander, one queen size foam mattress pad, two twin size foam mattress pad, 6 yards fabric of your choice, staple gun and staples, paper to design the headboard template.
This is the finished bed
$ 200 - wood, hardware and legs
$ 45 - foam mattress pads
$ 25 - fabric (6 yards at 4.00 per yard)
Labor - 12 to 15 hours
Visit A High Heeled Foot In The Door for the photo tutorial.