Mattresses in the U.S. come in set sizes; this DIY bed frame project is built around a Queen-size mattress with a box spring. If you choose to build a DIY bed frame around a different size, you can do so by changing the cut lengths in relation to the Queen size provided here.
Adjustable, too, is the height of the bed frame. The legs of this bed frame are 12 inches high. Threaded pipe can also be purchased in 6-inch, 10-inch, or 18-inch lengths if you choose any of those as your bed height.
For an industrial look, purchase black cast-iron metal pipes and flanges. All of the metal parts are screwed together by hand, with no need for pipe wrenches. For ease of assembly, all screws are driven straight in. But if you care to hide the screws, drive in the screws with a pocket jig.