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Project by Bradford posted 2447 days ago 1522 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter wanted a new bed because her room was too small for a playroom and bedroom. So, I built this. It is 2×6s and lag bolts mostly. The cabinets are half inch plywood with corner trim. The tv/drawers/bookcase/hiding room all fit snugly under the stairs. and it has cobalt rope lighting under the bed. The railings at the top(not pictured) bolt on to the vertical supports. Simple bed and she liked it.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#1 posted 2447 days ago

Wow! It comes with an entertainment center too! Actually, that’s a great storage idea for a small room, and she looks quite happy with the results.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#2 posted 2447 days ago

another very happy customer!!! :)

I’ve seen the “underneath” used in a lot of ways. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the space under the stairs used like this. Cool

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 2447 days ago

Very nice design. A great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#4 posted 2447 days ago

Nice work, and it appears the little lady is enjoying her new digs.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#5 posted 2446 days ago

Great job Bradford. Your daughter sure looks pleased eith the result.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 1793 days ago

I’ve been thinking about something like this for my son’s room it’s a small room and he is about ready for his first real bed, maybe some rails on the top so he doesn’t roll bed, maybe one for me too

-- Roscoe in Iowa

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#7 posted 1789 days ago

This bed has 2×2 hand rails on top, 3 sides. The stairs have a cove routed in the outer edge to act as a hand rail for climbing, the steps have PSA anti slip strips. I have added a lower bed to accommodate a sleep over guest. The same construction as the rest of the bed. Thanks for your comments.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#8 posted 1560 days ago

Very cool project ! Your Daughter must really like this,great job.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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