Child's bed with storage

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Project by ayryq posted 06-24-2015 08:01 PM 1443 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bed for my younger son, currently 3. It’s finished to match a bed on the other side of the room which is AWESOME but I haven’t posted it yet here.

This one is built to slide in under the windowsill at the head, overhangs the baseboard on the side, and has a storage box to fill the space to the closet. It’s got (from head to foot) a “secret” storage cubby, two large full-extension drawers that I’m constantly yelling about not standing in, and a toy-, or actually right now shoe-, box.

There’s sides to keep my son from rolling out, which he’s prone to do. The whole thing is sized to hold an Ikea mattress (which is narrow like a crib mattress, but longer).

Not much to say about the construction on this one; it’s all pretty standard plywood dados. I’m pretty pleased though with how I got the reveal to match on the side of the bed between the door, drawers, and box side.

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#1 posted 06-24-2015 10:44 PM

great design. well thought out and practical. I may be borrowing this one for my lil guy.

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#2 posted 06-25-2015 12:41 AM

A great piece of work. Love all the storage. Should do him well for quite awhile.

thanks for sharing.

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#3 posted 05-11-2016 09:23 PM

An update on these, the push-to-open drawer slides (24”, from Lee Valley) have failed on both sides of one of the drawers. It’s a combination of the very wide drawers, the abuse by my children, and a not-very-strong design in the slide mechanism. I’ll be replacing them with normal drawer slides, which unfortunately will require ruining the clean sides with some sort of drawer pulls. Right now I’m thinking a loop of leather screwed to each drawer with a finish washer.

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