You can make your own bed!
Popular Mechanics has some terrific plans. This is no exception.
The other day, my wife found a bed sold through Restoration Hardware. I made the mistake of telling her that I needed a project to work on. She picked a big one. Here is the bed that I have been tasked with recreating:
I will be using the plan (below) from Popular mechanics to pull this off. It will take some trial and error, but it should turn out great in the end. The plan should give me some base dimensions, ideas about the construction, etc. I can tweak from there. The bed itself almost has the look of a shaker door. There is a nice bead detail that was used to edge band the plywood used for the side rails. They continued this look throughout the bed to tie the design together nicely. I will hold up much better than a veneer band on the side rail as well.
Some Material Sources:
Center Bed Rail Fasteners
Heavy Duty Wrought Steel Bed Rail Fasteners