The inspiration for this piece came from being tired of sleeping on a mattress on the floor. My wife and I ordered a new mattress (GhostBed super awesome by the way no affiliate just giving credit where it is due) a couple of years ago with the intent of me building a bed frame. After years went by and the threat of ordering a bed frame from IKEA the wheels quickly got put into action. I wanted to build a bed with traditional joinery and using no nails or screws. My other criteria was to use a wood that would stand the test of time and did not start with a “P” (sorry pine or pallet wood). The bed is made from 8/4 (1.5”) cherry and the legs are an interlocking half-lap joint. This project was a challenging skill builder and a ton of fun to build. The cherry has already started to deepen in color with time and the thought of this bed being passed down generations as a heirloom piece has been very satisfying. Looks like Koa the shop dog loves it too.