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Old 09-17-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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Building twin bed frames?

My Argosy bedroom area is gutted, and I need to build twin beds. Anyone done this, I need pics of completed frames. I'm not a wood guru, but think I can do it if I have some basics to work from.
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This is what I did. I used 1x2 material from lowes, it's around $1 for an 8 ft stick and comes in 6 piece bundles. This side is my sons side and I took apart an old bunk bed box frame and cut it down for him then reused the old foam mattress.



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This is what I did for the gaucho side. Same basic frame, just reused the slides from the gauchos and bought a new spring filled futon mattress from the local furniture store. It's a little wider when pulled out, so I made some supports to hold up the wild end.

If you notice I planned out to make flip down doors for storage access under each side, not messing with the old broken down tambour.
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mgriffrus, thanks for the pics. How did you attach the 1x2 to the alluminum exterior wall, and to the wood side walls? I have the original side with doors, but they are not tambor, they flip down, I dont think I will use them, just have access openings to get to storage bins.
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I used 1-1/4 or 1-1/2 sheet metal screws, long enough to get through the wood and into the walls, but not too long to get through the outside walls. I'd have to dig out the box from somewhere in the camper. I just screwed the wood directly into the side walls at around 12" spacing, worked for the factory, why not for me? The wood is 3/4" birch from Lowes, so those are wood screws about 1-1/4" long.
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Ok, thanks for the info. I am thinking of building the frame 34" X 75", with openings towards the isle for storage, no doors. Then, build the bed platform of 1/2" plywood, 75" X 38", with 1X4" support cross pieces. The 75X38 twins would leave a 14" walkway. The 38" mattresses I can get, which is 1" shy of standard single bed 39". Then standard bed sheets would work. Does this make sense?
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