Most of the good wood washed away in the '07 flood, and a lot of what does show up is nabbed by guys with power boats, but I still pull a decent log now and then, or at least, what I think is a decent log. In this case the nice fat, 8 foot fir log I was excited about turned out to be spruce, with little rot pockets, and tension that caused every board to spring into a bit of a curve. Dissappointed, I mentally marked it "construction lumber" and set it aside.
It took a bit of thinking to figure out the bed for the trailer, because the perimeter is relatively unsupported I had to make sure to land the legs onto major frame members. A minimalist design lent itself the the most possible storage beneath and the least amount of weight in the trailer. Now ideally a bedframe should have a little give, but not sag, and this is where my friends the strong, lightweight, and slightly curved, Sitka spruce boards finally found a home. I milled them to full dimensions for strength and to keep the aesthetic just a little "meatier" that store bought dimensions.
A simple frame built from wood I have a personal connection is all I need to feel content for today, and typing this from a BED after three months of sleeping on the floor, now that's a real bonus!