With a trip to the home center for some ready-made parts, plus a few basic tools of your own, you can give your bed a proper framework. This Old House
general contractor Tom Silva assembled the handsome head- and footboard shown here in just a day, using paneled bifold doors and stock molding. "Using off-the-shelf products makes this project easy," says Tom. "The basic woodworking is done for you."
Customize your bed frame: How to Build a Headboard and Footboard from Bifold Doors