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Project by BubTheBuilder posted 04-09-2012 03:57 PM 2269 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 04-09-2012 04:37 PM

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 04-09-2012 04:46 PM

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 04-09-2012 04:54 PM

Nice job.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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amat55

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#4 posted 04-29-2012 07:36 PM

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

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#5 posted 04-30-2012 01:52 PM

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 05-01-2012 09:47 AM

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

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#7 posted 05-02-2012 03:35 AM

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

-- "Well done is better than well said"

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