Toddler Bed Transition Tips. These are pretty intuitive, but it's nice to have someone affirm what you were already thinking. :-) We started out thinking "we need a toddler bed," but then it occured to us that maybe we should go straight to a twin instead, and that's what we'll do.
DIY Twin Bed from construction lumber: "RustyHacksaw" gives details of how he did it and how he created it to eventually be turned into a bunk bed! The finish is Red Mahogony Varathane with Varathane Polyurethane coating over. With this stain there are lots of options you can see here: http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/varathane/premium-wood-stains/