Last year I decided to build a bed. I’d never even used power tools before, but it turns out it’s really not that hard to do. I found a great guide for how to build a platform bed from Ana White’s blog, and used this template:

I made the queen size version, and only spent about $100.00. I followed the directions pretty closely, but I was lucky enough to get my hands on some old and gorgeous wood from a horse corral, and tacked that on the outside of the frame. I also made my own headboard out of the same wood, I just stacked six good pieces on top of each other and reinforced it on the back. I stained the spruce wood with a walnut stain and sealed the barnwood with a clear coat, turned out pretty good!