StoreMore DayBed

StoreMore DayBed

You can build this bed yourself with some
simple tools and a little time. Wanna see what’s at the ‘core’ of this daybed project?
Hollow-core doors! They’re an inexpensive, versatile material to use so let’s step through
the build. The daybed is basically two doors that ‘sandwich’
some dividers creating these great little storage cubbies. Check out the detailed directions first, then
get started by applying the edging pieces to the doors – make sure that the edging is
flush with one face of the door — then glue and nail those in place. Put one of the doors on your work surface
with the side that isn’t flush – the ‘offset’ side – facing up. Bring in one of the end-boards
and mark this point right here — where you’ll need to remove a little material in order
for the endboard to sit over the edging and fit flush to the door. Use a jigsaw to remove that little notch and
glue and clamp each end board in position — it should be perfectly flush with the back
of the edging….then flip the door –and drill pilot holes and drive the screws to
secure the end boards. Now – flip the door again, so you can measure
and cut the backboard to fit. It’s good to have a buddy for this project because you
do flip this assembly a few times. Align the backboard along the offset edging. Measure
and mark to make sure the backboard is evenly aligned at both ends, then draw a center line
down each end piece like this — it’s the perfect guide for driving the screws to attach
the end pieces to the backboard. Now we’re going to measure and mark for the
placement of the dividers You’ll make sets of marks for each of the three dividers- on
the top of the back piece, one on the face of the back piece, and at the front edge of
the door. Use these marks to align each piece properly. Now you can glue, clamp, and screw
each divider in place. This mark on the backside is the center point of each divider, use it
as a guide for driving your screws. Once the glue drys –flip the door so you
can drive screws at the front edge. Transfer your marks up so you know where the dividers
are — drill pilot holes, then drive your screws. This is the opportunity to secure
the door to the back piece too. Now, flip the assembly again. I’m gonna slide the second door in place,
and attach our casters. The glue’s doing most of the work here, so don’t be stingy with
it, put the block in place, then drill pilot holes and drive screws to attach the casters
to the blocks. Now that it’s time to paint, you can slide the bottom off which will make
it a lot easier to paint the inside. With everything painted, attach the bottom
to the rest of the assembly using glue? and screws and the daybed’s done. We attached
another hollow-core door to the wall to act as a headboard. Pick your favorite bedding,
tuck the daybed in, and then tuck yourself in for a well deserved rest.

9 thoughts on “StoreMore DayBed

  1. I just made one and really enjoy it. I did note a few errors on the material list (3 – 1 x 8 x 8 pine boards, #1161
    1 x 6 x 6 pine board, #1157). Three 8' x8" boards are not enough for all the pieces–unless you splice (end-to-end) 2 shorter ones together. This is what I did–used it for one of the inside dividers so you don't see the seam. Also you really don't even need the 6" (#1157) board since you have enough scrap 1×8" wood that will work.
    I used 3" castors instead of the 4"–saves $.

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