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This instructable will hopefully show you how to make a twin size bed (for a 75"x38" mattress) using common framing lumber and without the need for any special woodworking skills.  The tools I used were a mitre saw, table saw, drill and random orbit sander, but it could likely be built with nothing but a circular saw and a drill if a person was determined enough.  As always when using power tools, make sure you wear eye and hearing protection and understand how to properly use the tool before proceeding.

Step 1: Materials

2x4x8' - 6
1x4x10' - 4
1x4x8' - 2
1x3x8' - 1
5/16" x 3 1/2" x 8' tongue and groove pine beadboard (wainscotting) - 3
3/8" x 2" dowels
bed hardware
1 1/4" and 2 1/2" wood screws
wood glue
wood filler

mitre saw or circular saw
table saw
drill, small drill bit with countersink (if you don't have a countersink use a small bit to drill the pilot hole, then a larger bit to drill the countersink), 3/8" drill bit, driver bit
tape measure
paint brush
redthorne made it!1 month ago
made this for my daughter's 3rd birthday
sunshiine2 years ago
Thanks for sharing your hard work and do have a splendorous day!
dneul2 years ago
Very nicely done