My wife upgraded our middle son's bed recently, he was using a dorm style bunk bed which used sistered 2x4 and 2x6 glued/screwed together at right angles for legs. and a plywood platform holding up the twin mattress. Ugly but functional as he put it.
I've got to build him a new frame to hold up the mattress and box spring, as he's now in a full size vs the twin. Here's my question:
If I can find it, I'd like to use some angle iron to hold up the box spring. I'm figuring that should more than hold up to his weight. I'll be going 'budget' again, using Domestic Conifer, unless I can find some 6/4 poplar for not too much more money. He wants to stain it this time around, so I'm leaning toward the Pine. If he was going to paint it I'd use poplar and be done with it.
I'm planning on a simple loft style with some storage space underneath it: similar to this I found on the web:
If I can't find the angle iron locally would two 2x4's be strong enough if glued/screwed (deck screws up from the bottom) together to support the mattress/box spring and kid(s)? (my 3 boys rough and tumble a lot and I'm certain it won't always be just him on the bed. (let's ignore the fact that he's on the girlfriend of the month plan right now too).
what say ye design guru's? Thanks!