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Building twin beds #6027630 11/13/15 06:00 PM
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anyone here done it before? any advice? i'm thinking about building a couple and my wife is like hell no you are not building any...ive got all the material i would need hell ive got enough for 200 of them lol

Re: Building twin beds [Re: NewGulf] #6027653 11/13/15 06:12 PM
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Ought to be easy to find at garage and Estate sales. Like bunk beds?

Never build any...


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Not sure, but building a Murphy bed is my winter project


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Re: Building twin beds [Re: NewGulf] #6028482 11/14/15 01:45 AM
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i'm going to start maybe sunday morning i'll post pics when i get going bob vila i aint lol

Re: Building twin beds [Re: NewGulf] #6028989 11/14/15 02:26 PM
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I just finished building a king platform bed. Took about 4hrs, still have to paint it.

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Originally Posted By: KC
I just finished building a king platform bed. Took about 4hrs, still have to paint it.

do you have pics of the bed?


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Re: Building twin beds [Re: NewGulf] #6034751 11/17/15 04:56 PM
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We have a little cabin that once was our ranch 'house' for years. For multipurpose use, I built a trundle bed for it. It worked great, but when we moved to the ranch and built a real house, I needed to replace the trundle bed with two single beds. After fiddling with several design ideas, I built what I guess you'd call platform beds, but with open area beneath them. And, on the head of the bed, I angled the bedhead back so a person could sit on the bed and watch TV. The wood I used was Cedar that had been harvested off our place. Pretty simple beds but attractive. I don't have a picture, so I'll describe them:

Length and width - Standard mattress size
Frame style - short square posts at the foot of the bed. Taller angled posts at the rear of the bed, with cedar boards attached horizontally between the headboard posts. The side boards of the frame, and the end boards, are of 1.25 inch thick, 8 inch wide cedar, and they are half lapped into the frame posts at the bed corners. The wife covered foam pads to rest against the headboard, to provide a soft backing if you did want to sit on the bed and watch TV.

Simple, sturdy and attractive. The final finish on the cedar was Spar Varnish.

And, on another bed headboard I just finished, I made a queen sized one where the front folds out from the fairly well hidden compartment. I added pegs for a shotgun and a semiauto pistol inside the compartment. I think the guy's going to be very happy. His parents came and got it last night. I added some good solid friction fit commectors at the top edge, just in case the guy and his lady friend ger 'rambunctious'. I don't want the compartment door to shake loose and bonk them in the head.


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I used 2" angle to tie the head and foot boards to the runners and 2x2" wood along the runners to hold to the slats. It comes apart easy if needed and takes a couple hours to build depending on the amount of fancy you put into it. I say always build everything you can even if cost twice as much and your wife cusses you, one day some one will say that's the bed my grandpa built.

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Mine was very simple, used 2x10's left over from the house and the drops from the 6x6 porch posts for legs. Build the frame, cut 2 sheets of 3/4 ply to fit, span 2 joists up the center, screw the ply to them, sand, paint, sleep.

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