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TWINNING!

March 11, 2012 |
posted by birdsandsoap
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TWINNING!
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About This Project

Twin Farmhouse Storage Bed With Hinged Footboard.
After making a queen-size for myself, I built this twin-sized version for my niece. Along with a "Breakfast at Tiffany's inspired" theme, she got a new bed and a new bedroom for her 15th birthday.
For this version of the bed, I made just one storage cubby because it sits against a wall. With the addition of the hinged footboard, she has a secret vault for storing her Super Secret Teen items (or shoes or snowboards). I followed the traditional farmhouse bed design, omitting one 1x6 in the head/footboard panels. This way, it is not as wide and the storage cubby meets the bedpost on center.
(Again, my daughter modeling the hinging action).

Estimated Cost: 
$150
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Type of Wood: 
Top Choice Pine, 3/4" Fir plywood
Finish Used: 
Primed and painted with Olympic Heirloom Lace in Satin.

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posted by cherrin | on Wed, 2012-06-13 04:06

I'm wanted to make my

I'm wanted to make my daughter a bed simple to this... Was wondering, since you took one 1x6 piece out on each end... How many inches is the gap from the wall to bed? I want to have my DD's bed against the wall but, since she is only 3 I don't want a big gap for her to fall into! I hope you understand what I mean. Thanks.

posted by kad050209 (not verified) | on Tue, 2012-09-11 22:43
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Gap

The gap is actually determined by the widest part of the bed, which is the cap piece on the head and footboards. At most, your gap would be around 3 inches, but you can shove a foam pool noodle from the dollar store in that gap if you are concerned she will get stuck.

And just to be clear, I only removed (1) 1x6 from the headboard and (1) 1x6 from the footboard to match; not two boards from each panel. Wasn't sure if you understood.

posted by birdsandsoap | on Tue, 2012-09-11 23:53

like it

i like the theme of "Breakfast at Tiffany's inspired" . http://www.365trustbuy.com

posted by bestbestfine | on Wed, 2013-03-06 05:05

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