||2x8 x 8'||2 *||Side rails
||2x8 x 12'||1 *||Bottom horizontal for headboard and footboard.
||2x10 x 8'||3 *||For headboard top horizontal, and footboard top horizontal
||2x3 x 8'||3 *||For the posts
||2x2 x 8'||2||Supports for slats on side rails
||2x4 x 8'||13||Slats (you may also use 2x3's)
||3/4" dowel||6'||For cutting dowels from. Get 6' worth
||2.5" #10 wood screw||24||To mounting side rails
||2.5" #10 wood screw||10||To screwing slat supports onto side rails
||Wood glue||100ml||At least 100 ml of wood glue.
A rabbet in the end of the slats ensures that they don't add too much height.
The footboard is nearly the same as the headboard, just shorter. If you prefer to stick
your feet off the end of the bed, leave out the top horizontal part, and make the posts just 18" long.
It's best to glue and screw the 1.5"x1.5" support rail for the slats onto the main part of the rail, as
all the weight is transferred through that rail.
The slats are placed between the bed rails, and are not fastened in place. The blocks on the bed rails prevent them from sliding around.
Also read my Building a bed for a description of how to build a twin size version of the bed in these plans.
You can also download a Sketchup model of this bed plan