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Project by Bradford posted 12-08-2007 11:36 AM 1995 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 12-08-2007 12:11 PM

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 12-08-2007 01:54 PM

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 12-08-2007 03:06 PM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 12-08-2007 06:36 PM

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

-- Working at Woodworking

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#5 posted 12-09-2007 10:17 PM

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 09-22-2009 06:16 PM

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 09-26-2009 09:16 PM

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 05-13-2010 05:25 AM

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

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

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