The finished product.
So I recently decided that my current bed was too small. I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted, a simple frame made from solid wood. I tried buying a finished one, but beds like this starting from 500€ upwards somehow stopped me, so I decided to start my own first project and just build it myself.I made a rough sketch of the bed to get an idea of what I wanted to do.Getting supplies from the hardware store.Got some wood from a local wood supplier. Got it cut there since I didnt have the hardware to cut wood with such a diameter with the necessary precision.
I decided to take composite lumber since it is rather cheap but also very sturdy.Laying out the rough shapeSince composite lumber usually is not intended to be used for furniture there were quite some holes and scratches in it. We tried to find the best looking surfaces for the visible sides of the bed.I did not want any screws to be visible so we decided to use dowels. We glued them in.First part of the bed finished. Only dowelled and already pretty sturdy.So far only easy holes … now for the difficult ones. We used spikes to get an idea where to drill the holes on the other lumber.