What ensued was a 4 week project that cost more than it should have, and was much more complicated then needed. The project was full of mistakes that I spent countless hours correcting. The reason it is a slide show and not an instructable is because this is a very difficult, and impractical, way to make a bed frame.
Luckily, in the end there was a bed frame...a very strong and heavy bed frame actually.
I'm working on another bed frame now that should be much simpler and better documented.