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how do you build a twirly bed? Answered

i'm remodeling my house and fell in love with the "twirly bed" concept. i have a limited space, and this contraption seems perfect for my situation. how the eef do i make this without spending upwards of 3000 bucks? i now it's possible, lead the way. and thank you. when you have one too many, you can crash on it. 

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gregbirdsong
gregbirdsong

2 months ago

Seems to me one could DIY a twirly bed by putting a 1 inch thick "drawer" panel on the top and bottom of the frame with a center pole to pivot. To twirl it, extend the drawers, spin it around, then push the drawers in. The trick would be getting drawer slides that could support the weight. Maybe multiple sets?

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emwiggins
emwiggins

1 year ago

WingspaN. I also want to build the revolving bed but have never seen plans or hardware. Did you build it or find the hardware?

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becky.vaughn.50
becky.vaughn.50

4 years ago

I have been trying to find the mechanisms for the twirly bed for two years now. Best I have figured is run a center pole and put heavy caster at top an bottom on a groove. Then add the book shelf and Murphy bed. Going to send it to my brother to see what he thinks. Let me know if you find out.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

8 years ago

What's a "twirly bed"?

Could you add an image of what you're after?

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Answer 8 years ago

Rockler Woodworking sells the necessary hardware and plans for beds that fold up either lengthwise (traditional Murphy bed) or sideways (interesting alternative for a Full/Twin).

(I'm sure other woodworking specialty stores to so as well; Rockler just happens to have been the most recent place I've seen it and I've been happy buying other things from them. The guys in the actual stores are particularly helpful, since they're generally woodworkers themselves.)

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=17213
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=17212

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Answer 8 years ago

Oh...

No wonder my google-fu failed me. I was looking for something essentially helical...

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 8 years ago

I just looked for "Twirly bed mechanism" - couldn't find one though.
It would be a fun thing for a small space though wouldn't it ?

Steve

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Answer 8 years ago

No good for me - "under the bed" is valuable storage space.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 8 years ago

Well, it still would be, only easier to dust.

Steve

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Vyger
Vyger

8 years ago

Makes it a little hard to take a nap. By the time you got the dishes done and the table cleared nap time would be over.

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rickharris
rickharris

8 years ago

It's build-able depending on your skill level. However it isn't going to turn out cheap. Perhaps modifying a more simple fold down bed system may be a better option.

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FoolishSage
FoolishSage

8 years ago

A bed for limited space makes me think of the Murphy bed which hinges into the wall or a closet. If you google "make murphy bed" you'll find many sites with explanations, partial kits and complete kits depending on your technical ability and budget