Building a bed requires working in a large scale, but this project breaks the job into several parts, making planning and assembly more manageable. Build from the outside in: posts and long rails first, then vertical pieces, and then center rails. This approach by Gary Rogowski allows you to dry-fit the piece to get true dimensions for the internal members. Also included are directions for building a router jig to cut the floating-tenon joinery.
86 in. deep by 68 in. wide by 42 in. tall
•floating-tenon joinery jig information
•full-size and scale drawings