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Twin-Sized Bed With Pull-Out Desk, Closet, and Dresser #8: Completing it: The Bed Box, and Guides for the Desk, and Assembly(!)

02-12-2010 06:24 AM by gbarteck | 1 comment »

A surprise…My customer (14-year-old son) informs me…after the dresser and closet were completed that he would like an “extra long” twin mattress, rather than a standard. A little research shows that a standard twin is 75 inches long, and an extra long twin is 80 inches. The nice thing about the modular design of this bed is that it can accomodate the longer bed box. But if I would have known before the dresser was built, I could have made it 5 inches wider (larger drawers most likely). Oh well. I was counting on mounting the guide rails for the pull-out desk onto the side of the dresser and the back of the closet. But now I have 5 additional inches to fill ...

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