This is the fifth bed like this that I have built. One was enough for awhile but then there were cabins, children and guest rooms. Most of the material for this one came out of the scrap pile at the lake. It is amazing how those sharp blades on the planer transform the wood. Some of our local spruce is really beautiful when it is dressed up.
I didn't fuss with the construction details. Butt joints and wood screws do the job, enabling a quick disassembly if needed. There is room underneath for storage.