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Recycle a sofa into a sofa bed?

I have a lovely old sofa that has now broken at the bottom on one side and don't want to throw it away. I was wondering if it would be possible to make it into a sofa bed? The frame is in pretty good condition and solid still. I've searched Google but not having any luck (except one small post on how it would probably be expensive)

Libahunt4 years ago
The other answers have been quite discouraging - probably if you are not in need for a sofa bed of this particular style, then it's crazy project.

But it should be much easier to repair the sofa for it's original use, so don't throw it out yet. "Repair" should be added to "reduce, reuse, recycle". For inspiration https://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-it-with-pride/
onrust4 years ago
This could be a good time to review the things you seem to hold on to but honestly should just part with. Think of it as a new chapter your living room and redecorate with the money you might be wasting trying to make a sofa-bed.
You would have to build the entire folding bed frame from scratch so it will fit the frame of the sofa. It's not like you can pick up a kit for this sort of think. So how are your welding and general metal working skills?