We had been using my wife's great grandmother's bedroom set for years. It has become increasingly noisy and we were in the mood to change the style of our bed. Recently I had picked up 5-6 pallets to use and I befriended the manager of a sawmill. He let take scrap would from his burn pile and gave me 5 10-12 foot boards that were going to be also thrown out due to various problems. All the wood was pine and the only thing I had to purchase was wood filler, nails, screws, and stain. I used 2-2x4s instead of 4x4s and my bed frame was built with 1x6s, 5s, 7s. I just used what I had left over from the rest of my planks.