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Plan #03-202 (Mate's Twin Bed Plan)

Plan #03-203 (Twin Bookcase Headboard Plan)   Combo Price Available!

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Mate's Twin Bed & Bookcase Headboard Plans

The bed...Today we want to make every inch available for storage. We decided to build our children this bed in order to optimize the storage capacity of a small bedroom without compromising play area. Having the large storage drawers under the bed uses up the wasted space usually reserved for dust balls and discarded granola wrappers.  These drawers are easy to roll out hence, make it easy for any child to get his clothes or favorite toy.

Derived from the captain's bed, the mate's bed is relatively easy to build. In fact, we have many friends who, after seeing the finished bed, loved it so much that they built one for their own children, with only minimal knowledge of woodworking.

During the planning phase of the bed we designed it so it could be disassembled fairly easy; like the commercial bed.  In addition, the drawer size and strength was increased, the bed structure was improved and we added a custom built look. Those were the areas that the commercial Spartan bed seemed to lack.  The bed will accommodate a twin mattress in the range of 39"  by 80" (see mattress chart below).  Note that extra space around the mattress is allotted for bedding.

In the end, we were able to build this better quality custom bed much cheaper than those low cost commercial beds that fall apart and have drawers so small that you can hardly put any clothes in them.

Finish used for this project: water based Flecto Varathane Diamond Wood Finish, in a satin sheen.

 Overall dimensions: 41"wide x 81 1/2"deep x 22" high

MATTRESS SIZE CHART

Type Approx. Size
Twin 38" by 75"
Twin (long) 38" by 79 1/2"
Double 53" by 74 1/2"
Double (long) 53" by 79 1/2"

The headboard...To complement our Mate's bed plan #03-202, we added this handy bookcase headboard.  It also completes the look of the bed.  My children just love putting all kinds of treasures on the shelves.  They tell me they sleep better because they know many of their favorite toys are close by.

            It is not a difficult project to build.  You can even get your kids to pitch in and help in assembling the bookcase.  They will truly appreciate the fact that they were part of a unique project that they can cherish for years to come.

 Finish used for this project: water based Flecto Varathane Diamond Wood Finish, in a satin sheen.

 Overall dimensions: 43"wide x 8 1/2"deep x 42" high


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Mate's Twin Bed plan (14 page instructions)
Photos, exploded views, detailed drawings, optimize cutting diagrams, and a complete materials list.

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Twin Bookcase Headboard plan (10 page instructions)
Photos, exploded views, detailed drawings, optimize cutting diagrams, and a complete materials list.

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