The carpenter's brain
Measure twice, cut once.
Think three steps ahead, while focusing on the task in front of me.
The big difference from painting is the need to think in three dimensions. Also, functionality is very important. This project as an art piece could be considered done. However, it also needs to function in a bedroom. I'll need to do some sanding and finishing to make sure the wood doesn't snag blankets. The rails and support rails need to not only fit the mattress, but make it easy to make the bed.
Today I will focus on the side rails and the support pieces that will hold the mattress. I'm really excited to install it in the guest bedroom where we are sleeping. The mattress is currently on the floor and is a little awkward to get out of when my body is aching. I'm no longer a young man.