Cozy Corner Twin Bed Collection...WIDE BOOKCASE UNIT

The Cozy Corner Twin bed collection meets the needs of everyone who doesn't have the wall space for the corner storage twin beds.  I made these plans for the family cabin do to the lack of space there however, this plan would work great for my son's bedroom also.  I will be constructing the wide bookcase unit for my son's room soon.  I haven't received approval from my husband's grandad for the cabin beds.   Hopefully he will like them.  The following plans are for the wide bookcase, if you have the room, you can do two shelves instead of just one.  You simply need to lengthen the sides and add another shelf.  

Cozy Corner Twin Bed Collection


Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!

This is my first plan, so please that into account.  :)  Contact me if you have any questions. I will be building this so hopefully I can help.


Thanks ENJOY!

Shopping List: 

2 - 1 x 2 (8')

2 - 1 x 4 (8')

2 - 2 x 4 (8')

3 - 1 x 10 (8') there will be quite a bit extra can be used for next project.

1 - 1 x 12 (8')

1 - 1/4 sheet pywood



1 1/4 inch screws
2 inch screws
1 1/4 inch finish nails
120 grit sandpaper
wood conditioner
paint brush
measuring tape
safety glasses
hearing protection
countersink drill bit
General Instructions: 

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

83" W X 10.5"D X 32"H
Cut List: 

4 - 1 x 10 @ 31 1.4" (Sides)

2 - 1 x 10 @ 40" (Shelves)

2 - 2 x 4 @ 40" (base supports)

1 - 1 x 2 @ 83" (top trim)

3 - 1 x 2 @ 29 3/4". (side and center trim vertical)

4 - 1 x 4 @ 39 1/4" (Trim for shelf fronts and base)

1 - 1/4" plywood @ 12" x 83" (backing)

1 - 1 x 12 @ 83" (top)




Step 1: 

(You will build two of these) Attach the shelf and the 2 x 4 supports to the sides using glue and 2in. wood screws. As shown in the picture. Predrill and countersink.

Step 2 Instructions: 

Attach the two shelf units together using 1 1/4in. woodscrews. Predrill and countersink. I would use atleast 2 at the top, 2 above the shelf, 2 below the shelf, and 2 at the base.

Step 3 Instructions: 

Attach top trim 1 x 2 @ 83" using 1 1/4in finish nails and glue. At the 3 vertical trim pieces 1 x 2 @ 29 3/4" using 1 1/4in. finish nails. Attach the shelf trim and the base front trim pieces 1 x 4 @ 39 1/4" (Please that my picture shows 1 x 2 trim for the shelves but I think the 1 x 4 will cover gap between shelf and matress better)

Shelf with backing.
Step 4 Instructions: 

Attach 12" X 83" 1/4in plywood backing to shelf unit using 1 1/4in. finish nails. Please note you could cover the whole back, however since the bottom portion is not seen I figure you could save the rest of the backing for other projects.

Attaching the top
Step 5 Instructions: 

Attach the top to the book case unit 1 x 12 @ 83. (My picture shows 10 1/2 but that is incorrect, the top will hang over your bookcase slightly. If you don't like this measure the depth of your shelf and on a table saw cut the board to the correct width.)

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
Finish Used: 
For the simple plan for the cabin I simply intend on using a clear coat over everything. Which I may apply prior to assembling. We will see still a work in progress.
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I was going to start building the Corner storage day beds next week for me kids. I live in an apartment and It would just fit in their room with about 10" to spare. But then I saw this and it would same me alot of space. But I can't find the bed plans. Have these been posted yet?

My sons are 6 and 15 and share a room and hate it. They have bunk beds, but I think this would be a better solution for them. I would add a divider wall between them to allow for some privacy/separation, though, but that's just my modification! =) Very nice! Adding to my To-Do List! Thanks!

Thanks for answering the question. I haven't looked at my particular entries in a while. But yes the small shelf is just half the big shelf basically.

Do you have to get the dimensions to be just right to actually fit the corners? Or do you always leave yourself extra room?

Please see my other plans under Michael Collection. You will see a twin bed. If you don't like the way the headboard and footboard are just modify it to the simpler version using a 2x6 for the footboard and head board

Just saw all these comments. I have posted a similar bed to the above pictures in the Michael collection. You can simply modify the head board and footboard by using a 2 X6 as used for the plans. Sorry again for the delayed response.

Have you built the trundle bed yet? If so, do you have the plans for that?

Hi, I have not gotten to the trundle bed yet. Although my son has begged me to. Anyway, I was just going to use the trundle bed plans that Ana has already posted. Just make sure you measuring the opening an adjust as she has stated in her plans. Good luck!

So this is just a very fresh thought! But do you think it would be hard to modify this, plan so you have a toodler mattress on one side and a twin on the other? I know in the end 2 twins will be the best, however that is not what I own at this time? I have really sat down and played with it, just thinking, kinda wanted your feedback! Have a great day!