My most ambitious project yet! I made it as a 16th birthday present for Amy. It's still in one piece and has been moved once, so I'm pleased with it.
(Update: it didn't survive a second move ... now scrapped)
No great planning went into this, I just measured the mattress and made it up as I went along. The base maybe a bit low but ,hey, who'll notice when they're lieing down. The frame is sturdy and can be dismantled. The headboard built in one piece and is again made from cladding. An antique pine stain finishes this type of bed off well. At around £45 I think this has saved us about £100!!!
(It did have 4 legs, honest ... the 4th just never made it into the photo)