Hehe, yeah i do admit "overkill" is kinda my middle name when it comes to building things, and like I've said, I am a newbie.
However the main reason for using the beams like that is that I can get them ready cut, since I am extremely limited in terms of tools. So I was kind of thinking to just buy them, have them cut to length, and assemble the bed.
Do you think construction grade pine beams thinner than 8x12 cm for the side and middle rails and 5x8 cm for the slats will be strong enough? I feel like i need to stress that this is construction grade pine since I've been reading that it's not as strong as furniture grade wood coz it apparently has higher water content.
I am also interested whether metal L joints or bolts would be better for fastening.
Again, sorry if these questions seem too newbish.
Last edited by Flamel; 01-19-2017 at 03:15 PM.