Build a bookcase style headboard using the dimensioned drawings at Matts-Workshop.
Scroll down the page at the link and find Issue 39 for an exploded diagram to build a pencil post bed.
The basic problem with rope beds is that unless the rope is very taut, they sag. The solution in this design is to have the mesh of ropes fasten not to the foot of the bed but to a horizontal dowel a little above the foot.
This is a summary of our adventures in building a sleigh bed.
The bed is a very simple construction. Follow along at the link and build your own sleigh bed.
At the link you can follow along as we build a Mission style bed.
Build a Shaker-Style Bed using contemporary construction techniques, this bed still captures the essential Shaker style by Jeff Miller.
A modified version of the classic Pencil Post Bed.