When the kids were little, we had a family bed. Mom, Dad, 2 children, and 2 dogs. And a low king sized bed. Low, so it would be easy for a little one to climb on.
The children have grown, the dogs have passed on.
Shelley, aka LOML, wanted a smaller bed. I wanted a higher bed. So after trying out the full size bed we had when we were first married we decided it was too small. And Leo, our one year old pup takes up some room too.
A little design effort, and using much of the wood in the old bed to make new legs, we have a taller, narrower Queen sized bed shown here with Leo.
Excellent hardware from Horton Brass - 4 bed bolts and 2 caps.