|Fig.1 Cottonwood |
Tools and Supplies:
Douglas Fir 1x2
Futon bed with hardware kit
Phillip bit with bit holder
Ryobi Cordless Screwdriver with Hex Bit
Michael works for a program called Uncommon Good that teaches students about green energy. His home is located in Upland, California, a beautiful neighborhood with mature trees in a rural setting. He had just purchased a century-old home and wanted to preserve its look. Being a principal member of Uncommon Good, he was using the house to teach others how to go green. He called to assemble his Cottonwood futon bed. For this post additional slats were installed along with the kit slats.
This post shows the plans for the assembly of the futon bed.
Step 1: Fig.1 shows the Cottonwood Futon full size bed kit. Fig.2 through fig.4 shows the plans for the bed slats.
|Fig.2 Bed slats|
|Fig.3 Corner braces|
|Fig.4 Middle |
|Fig.5 Blocks for spacing|
|Fig.6 Blocks for spacing|
|Fig.7 Half the bed to go|
|Fig.8 12-Volt |
|Fig.9 Drywall screws|
|Fig.10 Screwed into middle rail|
|Fig.11 Slats finished|
|Fig.12 Adjustable legs|
Step 5: Fig.14 the job is done. Now all they have to get is the new mattress.
Interesting Internet Links Below:
- Futon Primer: This is a business page that had several Internet links that can provides all the reasons why to choose a futon bed, assembly and interesting facts about futon beds.
How to Assemble a Futon Bed:
- Part 1 of 2 - Directions and Assembly for the Bed Corners
- Part 2 of 2 - Bed Slats and Rubber Legs Tips
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