Trundle Bed

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Project by gjd posted 08-16-2008 01:03 AM 5120 views 5 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a trundle bed I built for my 2 grand daughters to use when they come to visit. It is made of red oak dimensional lumber and oak plywood. I modified the plans by Ron Hazelton on Lowe’s website linked here:

As you can see it looks quite different. The corner posts were spec’d as newel posts but were too expensive in oak. I used plywood to make the posts which you can see in the 3rd picture. The inside of the plywood “posts” are filled with scrap wood to provide grip for the screws holding up he bed frame.

I thought the girls would just love this bed but the 5 year old had a serious pout on her face when she saw it. She told me “Grandpa, I don’t want to sleep in a drawer.” Once I showed her how it works, she was ok with it.

BTW: the quilt is my wife’s handiwork

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#1 posted 08-16-2008 01:29 AM

The is really nice. The girls should be very comfortable when they visit.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#2 posted 08-16-2008 01:44 AM

Nice job. I like your design better, too. Your wife is a very talented quilter, too. Thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 08-16-2008 01:54 AM

Great job. In spite of opting for less-expensive construction, the posts are terriffic!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 08-16-2008 02:45 AM

good looking posting. welcome to lumberjocks.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 08-16-2008 04:28 AM

Nice job. It looks great

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#6 posted 08-16-2008 04:42 AM

Nice looking bed. Tell the wife that the quilt is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 08-16-2008 06:01 AM

Very nice, looks great. very good build

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#8 posted 08-17-2008 01:27 AM

Nice job, looks great

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#9 posted 08-17-2008 11:45 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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Dan'um Style

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#10 posted 10-29-2008 03:28 AM

Nice even the 2nd time around. Really makes the room.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 10-30-2008 03:39 AM

Thanks Dan. The granddaughters really enjoy it now when they visit. It turns out to be much more comfy than the sofa when I get kick out of the other room! 8^)

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#12 posted 11-22-2008 07:34 PM

I like the color of the bed, very nice… Not too dark and not too light.

Very good work.

I’m going to build one for our boy. I’m either thinking of Bunk Beds with a Pull out Floor bed underneath that bed.


Just a Twin size bed, with a Built in Toy box at the foot of the bed and a 6 or 8 Drawer system on the side of it, to eliminate Toys under the bed, Trash under the Bed, organized clothing and to get rid of the cheap store bought Dresser that was left here when we bought the house.

Poorly made Dresser Drawers, too thin, very weak.


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#13 posted 01-22-2009 06:43 AM

Nice bed and THAT QUILT IS STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL! They sure make a great combination.

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#14 posted 02-16-2009 01:52 AM

Thats a nice bed.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#15 posted 04-19-2009 07:53 PM

That quilt is the perfect compliment to your fine Craftsmanship : )

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