Ok i've got my basic structural plan worked out:Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
I used SketchUp
, which can be pretty darn painful to use.. I wish there was something better. The dimensions are only rough estimates since they are difficult to tweak, but the basic idea comes through.
Main issue I was trying to solve with my plan was to provide rock solid stability and support for a large king size bed (76" x 80") and have the sides look reasonably nice (in my bedroom you can really only see one side of the bed).
Notes: Headboard and footboard will not look like exactly like that, I plan to use reclaimed wood for the inset part; slats will cover entire surface; dimensions are off a little because i couldn't get them perfect.
Inspiration came from the farmhouse bed plans on the Anna White site
My main concern with the plan is the use of the 4x4s.. I am concerned that they are going to turn out ugly when stained and finished.