Step 1: Create the Leg and Seat Blanks If you can't find wide enough boards for the legs and seat, glue and clamp two boards together to get the necessary width (When clamping pieces together, use lumber scraps to protect the board edges.). Secure 1/2-in.-wide accent tips to the seat edges and leg bottoms using glue and masking tape as shown below.
A bench is the easiest, most classic way to finish a bed look. There are benches in every style and price point imaginable. Make sure the scale is appropriate to your bed. If you have a king sized bed, don’t put a "teeny tiny" 3′ long footstool/bench at the end of the bed…..too small! At: The Foot Of The Bed