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Diy Sofa Bed Plans

Diy Sofa Bed Plans

DIY Futon Plans One minute it is a relaxing sofa. The next, it’s a comfortable bed. Either way, our sturdy frame supports its fluffy futon mattress in the greatest of style. Build one for an extra bedroom, the family room, or that college bound scholar. You’ll find that the futon gets lots of use, and that you’ll be the genius who made it. A stylish way to keep overnight guests off the floor, this futon sofa-bed plan is ideal for do-it-yourself ers with lots of friends but little space. Anyone who’s ever “slept” on the bars, springs and lumps of a standard sofa-bed will appreciate how quickly and easily the project goes from classic Mission style sofa to comfortable bed. Can be built from standard oak or pine lumber, the plan is simple enough for most woodworkers. Although careful measuring, cutting and fitting are required The futon in bed position measures 54″ wide by 77″ long, and stands 32″ tall. Knock-down bolts and barrel nuts allow the sofa to easily come apart for moving or storage. Solid-wood construction with craftsman-style mortise and tenon joinery. The futon plans you will download consist of a five page article originally printed in the February-March, 1995 edition of Workbench Magazine. The plans include a lumber and hardware list, a dimensioned cutting list, schematics of all the parts, photos of set-ups, jigs, and the finished frame. Build your own futon now: Free Futon plan Download good file (PDF, 448K) Free Futon Plan Download best file (PDF, 2.4MB)
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Diy Sofa Bed Plans

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Diy Sofa Bed Plans

One minute it is a relaxing sofa. The next, it’s a comfortable bed. Either way, our sturdy frame supports its fluffy futon mattress in the greatest of style. Build one for an extra bedroom, the family room, or that college bound scholar. You’ll find that the futon gets lots of use, and that you’ll be the genius who made it. A stylish way to keep overnight guests off the floor, this futon sofa-bed plan is ideal for do-it-yourself ers with lots of friends but little space. Anyone who’s ever “slept” on the bars, springs and lumps of a standard sofa-bed will appreciate how quickly and easily the project goes from classic Mission style sofa to comfortable bed. Can be built from standard oak or pine lumber, the plan is simple enough for most woodworkers. Although careful measuring, cutting and fitting are required The futon in bed position measures 54″ wide by 77″ long, and stands 32″ tall. Knock-down bolts and barrel nuts allow the sofa to easily come apart for moving or storage. Solid-wood construction with craftsman-style mortise and tenon joinery. The futon plans you will download consist of a five page article originally printed in the February-March, 1995 edition of Workbench Magazine. The plans include a lumber and hardware list, a dimensioned cutting list, schematics of all the parts, photos of set-ups, jigs, and the finished frame.
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Diy Sofa Bed Plans

Deanna May 19, 2013 Reply The foam is level because the bottom side only used the mattress topper on top of the wooden frame, while the top half is made of the mattress topper with the hospital foam bed. The wooden frame was designed to be the same height as the hospital foam bed so that when the sides were set next to each other the bed would be even. No, the top piece is not attached to the bottom. It sits on top and can be easily removed to make the bed when needed.
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Diy Sofa Bed Plans

The foam is level because the bottom side only used the mattress topper on top of the wooden frame, while the top half is made of the mattress topper with the hospital foam bed. The wooden frame was designed to be the same height as the hospital foam bed so that when the sides were set next to each other the bed would be even. No, the top piece is not attached to the bottom. It sits on top and can be easily removed to make the bed when needed.
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Diy Sofa Bed Plans

Then when my sister Esther mentioned that she didn’t have a sofa, and she couldn’t find one that was inexpensive, square, and with storage, I was drawing up plans within minutes.  My sister Lydia (we’ve reupholstered quite a few sofa’s together, but never actually built one from scratch) was visiting, and she was just as excited as me.  So we got to work.
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Diy Sofa Bed Plans

I find it really fascinating that something as standardized as a shipping pallet can rock so many varying looks simply depending on the finishing touches! Whatever your style preferences, rest assured – you can create a pallet sofa to suit your very own aesthetic and functional needs. If you´re feeling a D.I.Y urge, check out my previous D.I.Y feature – The D.I.Y How-To-Guide on how to build a Pallet Sofa Bed (which can accommodate 2 guests).
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Diy Sofa Bed Plans

Step 7 Instructions: That one should be easy. Now cut strips of fabric as shown in the diagram above (step 6) and sew together and staple in place around the sides and front of the sofa. Should be easy to do. Turn edges under to hide raw seams. Now the back was the most difficult part – certainly not impossible, but I thought was the most difficult part of sewing. To make this part easier, you could simply not put a taper in the back side of the sofa, and all your cuts are square. Anyway, cut out the side and back pieces and stitch together, and fit over the back. Turn under and staple to the underside of the legs. Reference the diagram in step 6 for exact measurements.
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That one should be easy. Now cut strips of fabric as shown in the diagram above (step 6) and sew together and staple in place around the sides and front of the sofa. Should be easy to do. Turn edges under to hide raw seams. Now the back was the most difficult part – certainly not impossible, but I thought was the most difficult part of sewing. To make this part easier, you could simply not put a taper in the back side of the sofa, and all your cuts are square. Anyway, cut out the side and back pieces and stitch together, and fit over the back. Turn under and staple to the underside of the legs. Reference the diagram in step 6 for exact measurements.
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Big enough to sleep on and with built in storage for the bedding too!  This is my favorite part of this sofa.  You could build it for your office and use it as a reading sofa, then when guests are over, flip open the seat and get your bedding out.  Not shown here, but I did add straps to keep the seat from hinging all the way open and also straps that tuck in the seam behind the seat for easily pulling the seat up.  Just used an old dog leash.
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I did a little tweaking on the design to decrease the cost to build (my sister wanted double cushions for the look) and also to increase the storage compartment. The legs above are shown as 2x2s, which you could do but a center fifth leg is recommended. You could also use store bought sofa feet. This sofa is designed around a camping pad measuring 72″ long, 30″ wide and 3 1/2″ deep. You can easily adjust measurements to use a different sized foam cushion, advisably 24″ wide and 72″ long and 3″ or 4″ deep.

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