this project is our first ever try at furniture building. It took us two years to finish! Not because it was hard (although it is a bit fussy) but because we had a medical set back of a year, and we only work on this project on weekends.
We used a cheap table saw, and have learned our lesson, none of the cuts were really straight. We have since bought an expensive good one, and so think our next projects will go faster, more easily.
We modified the finish details on the drawers to put beadoard faces on things.
We will be designing a headboard to match, and I will be glad to share photos of that when it is complete (give us another couple of years!)
Anyway - the bed is verysturdy, and the drawer capacity is HUGE. we have had it in our room for 8 hours so far, and we love it. Can't wait to go to bed tonight - but not untilI fill those drawers. :-)