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My girls needed beds and as usual we were broke. So I decided to build storage beds off of a modified book case plan. It cost about $70 for both before paint n putty.
2. 6' 1x12
4. 3' 1x10
4. 9" 2x4
1. 6'x3' piece of 3/8 plywood
a box of 1 1/2" interior wood screws.

First attach two 2x4s to one of the 1x10s (one per end lol) like a little table, and remember to drill pilot holes to stop splits. Make sure the ends are flush. They both need to mate with the 1x12. Now make another.
Next make a box by screwing into the 2x4s. Once again flush ends people, and 1x12 always need atleast three screws per joint.
Now measure n mark every 2ft down both1x12s. This is where your "shelves" go to support the matress. Once again pilot holes then screws.

Finally putty, sand, n stain or paint.


ps don't forget to round the corners on the 1x12s
yeah its all under the matress access. Sorry it took me so long to get back. I've been working on the beds with the flu n now the rest of the family has it too. The idea about using it for a book case during the day was very Japanese, but they are teenagers(when home they're horizontal lol)
maybe you could modify this a little to make it a book shelf during the day and bed by night
Maybe you have to lift the mattress up to reach underneath?
Where's the storage accessed?

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