This bed is gorgeous and the plans are perfectly laid out for even a beginner to use. We were making a full bedframe, so we used the exact measurements given in the cut list and it fit the mattress just right. We made the accompanying headboard with a few changes. We were using pine and wanted the headboard casing to match, so we just used 1x4's and routed the edge with an ogee bit we had on hand. We also wanted the platform just a tad bit higher and made the legs 10 inches instead of 7. We also ended up making the platform slats out of 1x4's instead of 1x3's as they were cheaper.