we bought a king-size foam mattress, yet are still sleeping on the couches because we don't have a bedframe.
the mattress is compressed into a box about the size of a mini-fridge.
and it weighs about three tons.
okay, more like 70 pounds.
because it's so dense and unwieldy, we're supposed to open the mattress directly on the platform bed -- i'm pretty sure it's going to EXPLODE out of its box like one of those snake-in-a-cans.
SO...yep, we really need to build this bed. then we can sleep upstairs and i can move all these pillows and blankets out of the sunroom.
i really wanted to build the bed (as opposed to buying one) and convinced fish after i showed him prices for quality wood beds.
then...we went and bought dimensional lumber instead of quality wood.
plus, i think i want to paint the bed black. if we were going to stain it, maybe we would have bought nicer wood.
we're being slightly ambitious:
fish made shoe shelves for us about five years ago.
we still use them -- he did a great job!
i've never built anything.
i'm pretty sure my role will be "watch the toddler."
((( psst! see the finished bed here! )))