After looking and looking around the shops for a decent, well made wooden bed under $500. we found that everything sucked!
they were either hugely expensive $1000+ or made so cheaply that extra legs had to be put in the middle to support the mattress.
So we decided to diy our own!
I appogise for the lack of photos, once i get into a project, I forget to stop every now and then and pick up the camera. I will try and describe the steps as well as i can.
Step 1: Study existing designs (take sneaky photos at stores)
This is the first step of the project, it involves ninja skills including
* Sneaky ninja cameraphone photography
* Dodging pushy salespeople
* Staring at the ridiculous prices and not collapsing when your realise you can build it for 1/4 of the price!
but seriously, most salespeople are happy when you tell them you are lookin to see if a bed will fit your decor, and ask if they mind if you take a photo.
ive attached some of the designs that we liked, and a couple of the ones that i thought were pretty abysmal.