After enduring years of ridicule from everyone who has ever visited my house because my mattress was simply on floor - I decided to make it a New Years resolution and build a platform bed. I got inspiration from this bed at Restoration Hardware https://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod6452088&categoryId=cat6120175
but clearly wasn't going to spend on a bed frame what I typically buy cars for so I made this one.
The frame itself was rather straight forward and easy - some 2 X 6s, some slats, a bunch of screws, too much over engineering and I had myself a bedframe. I wanted it a little softer so I painted it grey, washed the paint down with a wet rag, then sanded away until the grain showed through.
I don't have the exact measurements of what I made, but there are plenty online for you to copy - it is exceedingly simple. If interested in the dimensions of this - hit me up and I will share my blueprints.