This Instructable REQUIRES BASIC CARPENTRY SKILLS that include the ability to use a tape measure, carpenters square, level, drill, screw gun/driver, ratchet, wrenches, circular saw and sliding compound saw. All of the afore mentioned can be purchased and/or rented (if you don't own them) at the same hardware store you will be purchasing the materials from.
As I stated above this is a "custom" bed frame, so after you complete the general structure I strongly advise you to be as creative as you want to be in terms of paint or stain color, types of finish trim or molding, feet type and anything else you can come up with to customize your M.A.C. Bed Frame to your taste.
Step 1: Materials List:
*2" x 8" x 8', Douglas Fir, #2 grade (you can use what ever length, grade or type you desire for your specific custom frame) boards (4) are required.
*2" x 2" x 8', pine, #2 grade boards (8) required.
*1" x 4" x 6', pine, #2 grade boards (7) required and 1" x 4" x 8', pine, #2 grade (2) required.
*1" x 4" metal corner brackets.
*furniture glides (4) required
*1", 2" and 3" wood screws
*spray paint and primer (optional) or stain