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How to Build a Hurricane-Shutter Bed

Use reclaimed building materials to fashion a custom king-sized bed with vintage-style headboard.

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Step 1: Cut Frame Sides

This frame needs to be slightly larger than a standard king-sized mattress (76" x 80") to allow space to tuck in sheets and covers. The inside dimensions of this frame will be 77" x 81" x 14". Start by cutting two 78 1/2" x 14" and two 82 1/2" x 14" frame sides from 3/4" sanded plywood and miter the corners at 45 degrees.

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