DIY Futon Plans
One minute it is a relaxing sofa. The next, it's a comfortable bed. Either way, our sturdy frame supports its fluffy futon mattress in the greatest of style. Build one for an extra bedroom, the family room, or that college bound scholar. You'll find that the futon gets lots of use, and that you'll be the genius who made it.
A stylish way to keep overnight guests off the floor, this futon sofa-bed plan is ideal for do-it-yourself ers with lots of friends but little space. Anyone who's ever "slept" on the bars, springs and lumps of a standard sofa-bed will appreciate how quickly and easily the project goes from classic Mission style sofa to comfortable bed.
Can be built from standard oak or pine lumber, the plan is simple enough for most woodworkers. Although careful measuring, cutting and fitting are required
The futon in bed position measures 54" wide by 77" long, and stands 32" tall.
Knock-down bolts and barrel nuts allow the sofa to easily come apart for moving or storage. Solid-wood construction with craftsman-style mortise and tenon joinery.
The futon plans you will download consist of a five page article originally printed in the February-March, 1995 edition of Workbench Magazine. The plans include a lumber and hardware list, a dimensioned cutting list, schematics of all the parts, photos of set-ups, jigs, and the finished frame.
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