Building your own captain's bed can be a wonderful addition to a children's bedroom, although anyone can get a lot of use out of it. This is a kind of bed that has drawers built in at its bottom, which is extremely useful if you have a lot of things to store away in a limited space. You can store clothing, magazines, books, CDs and just about anything else in the drawers in a captain's bed. If you are interested in building this type of bed yourself, you should obtain all the proper plans and materials beforehand.
Check the Internet for a wide variety of captain's bed plans. There are many ways to go about planning your special bed. If it will be for your child, the plans should be geared toward a bed that is a twin size. However, you can find plans for a captain's bed in basically any size frame.
Make a trip to your local hardware or home improvement store. Inquire at these places about supplies you will need for the job. You will need the right kind of lumber so that you can create not only the frame but the drawers themselves. These should be made of a good, durable type of wood that will be ensured to hold the mattress and the weight of the person or people who will be sleeping on the captain's bed.
While the above stores will have the materials you need for building a captain's bed, it might also be in your best interest to visit stores that sell beds in your area. These stores no doubt see plenty of customers who either want to buy or create their own captain's bed, and people who work there should be able to offer good advice and tips.
Make sure you measure the right lengths of wood for the drawers and frame. Use a square, circular saw, hand drill, screws, hammer and nails to assemble everything. Carefully follow the captain's bed plans you found on the web. If you have reasonable carpentry skills, you should be able to create a beautiful finished product.