August, 2009-My daughter wanted to convert her full-size bed into a day bed. Day beds are usually smaller than full size (more like twin size). So I decided to make something that looks like a day bed. This has three sides. The panels are made from cabinet grade plywood (1/2-inch), and all the rails and stiles and posts are made from ordinary 2×4 lumber from Lowes. It was assembled with glue and screws. Paint is a latex semi-gloss "kitchen/bath" paint, with two coats over primer. This is heavy! It does not wiggle nor move around. And the most important result is that my daughter loves it!