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Build a Storage Sofa. PDF version A sofa that you can build with a fold out seat perfect for storing extra pillows and blankets.

Build a Storage Sofa

Based off a sleeping pad foam cushion, so seating surface doubles as a guest bed. Handmade from this plan >> Dimensions Dimensions: I did a little tweaking on the design to decrease the cost to build (my sister wanted double cushions for the look) and also to increase the storage compartment. Materials and Tools Shopping List: 1 – 30″ x 72″ x 3 1/2″ Foam Camping Pad or Cushion 1 – 9×12 Paint Drop Cloth 6 yards upholstery batting 2 20 oz bags of pillow stuffing 2 1/2 yards of burlap staples 3″ screws or 2″ pocket hole screws 1 1/4″ screws wood glue spray adhesive 2 – 2×4 2 – 2×6 2 – 2×2 4×4 (You only need about 2 feet for the sofa legs) 1 – 12′ AND 1-8′ 2×10 2 – sheets of 1/4″ plywood Tools: measuring tape square pencil hammer safety glasses hearing protection drill circular saw nailer sander staple gun level countersink drill bit Cut List Cut List: Step 1 Back Step 2 Step 3 Back Batting Step 4 Side Batting Base.

Woodworking plan. Woodworking for engineers. How the pantorouter works. The "Pantorouter" is a template guided router for cutting shapes in wood.

How the pantorouter works

The template is mounted on the frame above the router. A ball bearing on the pantograph mechanism is used to follow the template. For those not familiar with pantographs, the lattice pictured at left should help explain. The six pieces of wood are connected with pins at the corners. The four areas inside this lattice each form a rhombus of equal dimensions. With the rhombuses all the same size and shape, you can see that the distance between the point that I'm holding and the fixed point on the opposite corner will always be divided exactly in half.

The linkage shown previously doesn't actually need all those pieces to work. With a pair of markers in the pantograph, a shape drawn with the red marker will be drawn at half that size by the green marker. On my pantorouter, I use a ball bearing to follow the template in place of the red marker, and mount my router where the green marker was. See also: Bed plans. Easy to build bed plans These bed plans require minimal equipment, and use regular 2x4 construction lumber. They correspnd to the four standard mattress sizes used in north america. Twin bed plan Standard double bed plan Queen size bed plan King size bed plan Bunk bed plans More elaborate bed plans: Daybed plans Fancier style bed plans, Double or Queen See also Bed size comparison Building a bed from 2x4 lumber. Bunk bed plans. These bunk bed plans are based on Martin Brubaker's bunk bed, which is based on a modification of these twin size bed plans All dimensions are in inches.

Bunk bed plans

Headboard and footboard are identical, except that one of these has part of the post different to accomodate the guard rails. The ladder is just screwed onto the rest of the frame to permit easy disasslembly for moving. You can also download the Sketchup model of this bunk bed. Jason Pell has converted the plans to Metric and for Australian lumber sizes. Back to Bunk bed See also: