I found a remainder lot of strand woven bamboo flooring on Craigslist, so we decided to use that as the cladding. It's pretty striking, and it's one of the hardest woods available. I broke a couple drill bits and more than few screws from not predrilling wide enough.
I was inspired by this instructable.
It has nightstands that were incorporated into the platform bed. We thought they were cool and we could make them retractable. They probably don't support as much weight, but they'll hold a computer, book, glass of water, 20 or 30 pounds I think. The bed is made from 2x4's, 2x6's, and 3/4's plywood, and then covered in oak and bamboo.
I'll make an items list, but it's most of the things that are in an average workshop.
Saws (Table saw, Miter/chop saw, Circular saw, Saber or Rotozip type saw, maybe jigsaw)
Some Type of Square
Respirator if sanding indoors
Hammers, screwdrivers, screws, brads,
2x6's (a few)
2x4's (a few)
Wood flooring( I used bamboo, but you could use anything you liked)
2 pair Drawer slides (16")
Wood flooring glue