This is a really easy build which only requires simple tools (however power tools will quicken things), the bed is made out of whitewood pine so it can be painted, stained or left untreated.
- 1x 9mm plyboard ( 1200 x 610mm | 4ft x 2ft )
- 3x 18mm pine whitewood ( 140 x 1800 mm | 5.5" x 6ft )
- 3x 18mm pine whitewood ( 180 x 1800 mm | 7.0" x 6ft )
- M5 100mm Wood Screws
- Mitresaw or mitre block
- Set Square
- Tape Measure
- 5mm Drill Bit
- Assorted Sandpaper
Step 1: Step 1: the Frame
For the top and bottom you will need to measure out two equal cuts of ~646mm on the remaining board, or if lazy just mark a line at using the width of the ply and and 36mm (18mm x 2).
Drill and countersink four holes into each 646mm board at either ends. Lay your piece of ply down and butt up one side and top, using the board to keep things straight. Screw together!
Next repeat the same step with the bottom board, and then again with the final side to form the frame of the bed.
Step 2: Step 2: the Struts
Roughly layout the boards in the frame and drill, countersink and finally screw them onto the frame, for the end pieces it may be easier to lay the frame down on its ends.
Step 3: Step 3: the Feet
You can now lie the plyboard sheet inside the frame, if everything went right it should slot it with minimal mechanical retention.
Step 4: Step 4: Headboard
Step 5: Step 5: Finishing
Finishing is really up to personal taste, I chose 4 levels of sanding and a gloss varnish.