Do you have plans for building a wood bed frame?
You can adjust the plans to meet your needs. The wooden bed doesn’t have to be built into a nook; it could be free-standing, including the bookcase end. Or you could shorten the end “walls” to make a more standard wood bed frame. If you choose this approach, you can use 2-by-4 lumber for the head and foot of the bed, instead of using 2-by-6 or 2-by-8 lumber.
— Troy Griepentrog, associate editor