David Kohn designs
These three beds are what I want. Basically it's a box underneath the bed. It works for us because for one it doesn't add inches to the width or length of the bed. Two, and this is a big two, it looks easy enough to do. Besides the bench project I've never built a piece of furniture from scratch. I've refurbished furniture but never built it. Therefore, I want to work with a design I think I can handle. And in the event it fails and falls apart at least we won't have far to fall in the middle of the night. But I think I can make it so it's solid.
See, this is what I mean about involving your kids in doing projects. What on earth would possess me to build a bed? Let alone when this pregnant? Well, it was my dad. I remember asking him one time "how did you know how to do blah blah" ( I can't remember the specific project. It was something to do with plumbing or electrical.) And he said "I don't know how to do this but I know I can figure it out." I thought it was so brave of him to take on a challenge he knew nothing about. Don't you?
Anyway, so this is a quick picture of our bed and I want a box underneath it so it looks more refined. I actually like how the bed looks right now but you should see the looks on some people when they see our mattress on the floor. I can just hear the thoughts in their heads "it's so college era". To me it's very European and simple. I could use the 12-14" height though. I must say it's been a bitch to get in and out of bed while pregnant.