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Twin flat bed with drawers

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Project by BubTheBuilder posted 863 days ago 2165 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this project because after wasting a half-a-tank of gas and mentally exhausting our search for a quality twin bed for a 9 yr old, we decided that we did not want to pay $200+ for a particle board piece of scrap furniture for a bed. So, a trip to Menards, 2-sheets of finished pine plywood, a few 2×4’s and some 1×4’s resulted in a fun-filled project for my two sons and I. I spent less than $100, a full Saturday and a new mattress that resulted in a pretty nice result. Benefits are the 3 additional drawers and a much sturdier/solid bed that will certainly last until he outgrows it (which will be soon I am sure). I also made it in 4-pieces. The two center pieces that hold the mattress, which can seperate for easy moving. And then the headboard and footboard that are detachable by way of 3/8” bolts and wood inserts. Enjoy-

-- Richard-- "If it ain't tight, then it ain't right."





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Bennie Woods

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#1 posted 863 days ago

Nicely down Bub! I’m working on a full size storage bed and borrowed some ideas from your design. Thanks for posting!

-- Bennie Woods, USS FRANK CABLE, GUAM

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BubTheBuilder

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#2 posted 863 days ago

Thanks, Bennie. No worries, that’s what we do and why we subcribe to this wonderful website. Can’t wait to see the end result, make sure you post-um.

-- Richard-- "If it ain't tight, then it ain't right."

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Clint Searl

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#3 posted 863 days ago

Nice job.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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amat55

62 posts in 1946 days


#4 posted 843 days ago

Great Job!! This is my same situation, Can you help me out with some more details on how you built it in section?
Thanks

-- "Well done is better than well said"

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BubTheBuilder

55 posts in 868 days


#5 posted 842 days ago

I didn’t use any plans, just the measurements of the mattress. Once I had that, I decided to make 4 sections. The 2 sections that the mattress lays on are just square frames with plywood. I then added 3 drawers to each side. The footboard & headboard are almost the same and I used wood inserts in the legs. Once the bed is asembled, there are 3/8” bolts I used to attached the platforms to the head and foot board. The two middle sections are not attached at all. I have them just sitting on the legs. Once the head and foot baords are attached then everything is snug nice and tight. Hope this helps? Sorry I don’t have any plans.

-- Richard-- "If it ain't tight, then it ain't right."

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albachippie

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#6 posted 841 days ago

Nice work. Great design, and execution

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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amat55

62 posts in 1946 days


#7 posted 840 days ago

Thank you,It was a great help just buy sharing.

-- "Well done is better than well said"

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