I know…lots of people have beds like this, but I like the idea and thought I’d give it a try. Before starting however, I took several measurements to confirm two things:
1) That the bed I had in mind would fit in the room
2) The completed bed could actually be brought into the room
Due to the floor plan of our house, satisfying condition 2 would require the bed to be built in sections. Seems simple enough, but I also figured if I was building this in sections, why not make them light-weight, so they could be handled by one person?
Which is precisely what I did, as you can see in the following pictures:
The frames and the moulding on the headboard were made from cherry. The headboard and drawers are 1/2 inch Baltic birch plywood. The drawer fronts are also Baltic birch, and I used some maple left over from another project for the moulding on those.
I went a bit over-the-top and used half-blind dovetails on the drawers, as shown below: