James built the timber and leather bed frame to house a king bed base. He cut particle board to size for both the bedhead and bed end, then glued and nailed lengths of Tasmanian oak timber to cover it. The bedhead and bed end were then edged with the same timber cut to size. To make the side rails, he cut plywood to size and edged it with the oak. For decoration, old leather belts were cut in half and screwed to the bedhead. Finally, the side rails were attached to the bedhead and bed end with angle brackets.