I found plans for this platform bed on the Lowes website. It was an easy project. Used 3/4 inch birtch plywood and modified the height of the bookshelves from 8 inches to 15 inches for a higher overall platform and more practical storage boxes around the base. Total materials cost was $307. My 14 year old son and his dog Ladybug love the new bed. A nice upgrade from the twin bed he has been sleeping in since age 4. We found a nice tempurpedic mattress on Nature's Sleep Groupon deal for $370. Hope you enjoy the post. Hitman.