90% of this bed is built with scrap wood and re-used wood. I built this bed in 5 hours. (Not counting priming, painting, and filling).
The panels on the headboard and footboard instead of being all the same size are what I had leftover from other projects and lucked out with it balancing as the following:
HEADBOARD PANELS: from left to right --> 1x8, 1x3, 1x8, 1x8, 1x12, 1x8, 1x8, 1x3, 1x8.
FOOTBOARD PANELS: from left to right --> 1x8, 1x8, 1x12, 1x3, 1x4, 1x3, 1x12, 1x8, 1x8.
I only had to cut all of these boards to length, not width, and it all worked out PERFECT to make the panels.
Instead of the 4x4 posts, I used 2 2x4's that I had saved from when I ripped a closet and soffit out of our master bathroom. Those 2x4s are also used for the construction of the headboard and footboard, and the trim on top of both.
The only pieces of wood I had to buy were the 2x6 tops of head/footboard and the 2x10s for the side rails. T
he whole bed has dings and holes and dents and stuff all over it because of it being re-used/scrap wood, but I love the look of it. I painted it a gloss white to balance all of that. I found bedding that is green and white on one side and gray and white on the other side to match the color scheme of the room - and now it's done and I couldn't be more proud!!