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sa   CRIB
xx   BED

Photo shows how to make a child's gazebo headboard using lattice molding. Est. cost: $18.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 76

Photo shows a sleep-and-play bed made by covering a frame built around a mattress with carpeting to match the floor carpet. Frame is 12" high and 12" wide. Est. cost: $68.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 46

Photo shows an elephant headboard made from 1/2" plywood and covered with vinyl fabric. Est. cost: $12.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 68

Photo shows a child's Buckboard Bed that includes a seat at one end. Designed to hold a 66"x30" mattress. Plans can be ordered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 45

Photo shows how to build a combination youth bed and end table with storage space beneath the table top. Frame of 2x4s is covered by 3/8" exterior siding. Est. cost: $79.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 58

Photo shows how to make a child's circus bed. Frame of plywood has top and bottom edging of 2x4s and wooden drawer pulls spaced along the edging. Rope is strung between top and bottom drawer pulls to create a drum effect. Est. cost: $84.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 61

Photo shows a child's platform bed that has three storage drawers underneath. Est. cost: $60.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 71

How to build a sailboat bed, complete with sail. The cockpit holds a child-size mattress. Complete instructions on how to form the frame included. Est. cost: $63.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 78

"Bedmobile". A sturdy bed, desk, closet, and storage combined into one unit which looks like a double-decker truck.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1980 (v.58#7) pg. 63, 74

Junior bed is built from pine with heart-shaped cutouts in head and foot boards. Estimated cost: $29.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1980 (v.58#7) pg. 67, 78

Child's storage bed. Roll-out play platform and storage drawers are built into the base of this single bed. Estimated cost: $81.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1980 (v.58#7) pg. 92, 126

Tips on how to make a playhouse-shaped headboard for a child's single bed. Est. cost: $60.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1989 (v.67#2) pg. 57

Stylish captain's bed for a childs room. Takes a 39"x72" mattress and features 6 large storage drawers and cabinets in the base. Entire bed moves on casters. Est. cost: $195.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1981 (v.4#12) pg. 9

Five piece bedroom suite for a young girl captures the charm of 18th century Baroque design. Constructed of hardwood, MDF, and plywood. Part 1. Night table, highboy, and bed frame.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1994 (v.17#5) pg. 22

Trundle bed is an adaptation of an 18th-century Pennsylvania bed. Features turned corner posts and a low, scrolled headboard. A standard crib mattress fits this bed, which is suitable for a child of two to six years of age.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Dec 1986 (v.17#6) pg. 47

Children's beds are simple platform boxes separated with a night table.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 25 1983 (v.96#15) pg. 108, 164

Bedrooms and bedroom furniture for growing children.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #83 Dec 1964 (v.14#6) pg. 27

Diagram illustrates the permanent conversion of a baby crib into a bed for an older child.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #104 Jun 1968 (v.18#3) pg. 22

A look at projects you can make from Sonotubes (the large tubes used by contractors to pour concrete columns and footing). Sketches show how to make a tube bed for a child, chairs, footstools and planters, a desk and bookshelf unit, a clothes closet and a glass topped coffee table.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #201 Sep 1979 (v.29#7) pg. 115

Modular study/sleep area for a child. Consists of a loft bed, drawer module, storage module, bookcase, and desk module. Fits into a floor space of 47"x79".
FAMILY HANDYMAN #256 Feb 1985 (v.35#2) pg. 30

Spacemaker loft bed. A large plywood cabinet (41" wide, 77" long, 42" tall) accommodates a standard twin-size mattress on the top. Underneath the bed are six storage shelves, three storage drawers, and a pull-out desk unit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #274 Dec 1986 (v.36#10) pg. 44

Plans for a child's loft bed (including a desk, bookshelves and storage drawers) made from plywood.
FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 52

Building a "sengebenk", a Norwegian bench with built-in storage in the seat. Traditionally, it was a seat during the day and became a child's bed at night. Backrest features an acanthus-leaf relief carving. Overall dimensions: 33" tall, 19" deep, 54" long.
FINE WOODWORKING #80 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 42

Knockdown kiddie bed has two toy storage boxes underneath. Suitable for use as both a crib and for children up to six years old. Lengthening sides will make it a youth bed. Built entirely of plywood.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #533 Oct 1972 (v.68) pg. 132

Childrens rooms. Three all-purpose remodelings. Includes a loft bed which is reached by a wooden stairway that doubles as a storage cabinet. Includes plans for other bed frames, built-in desks and cabinets, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #679 Nov 1984 (v.80) pg. 50

Infant's room grows with child. A curtained and canopied baby crib is replaced with a larger canopy and trundle bed when needed. Instructions for canopy, curtains, pillows, bedclothes, lampshade, and other matching accessories included.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Mar-Apr 1983 (v.6#2) pg. 8, 36, 40

Simple wood and metal child's headboard.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1963 (v.119#5) pg. 124

Child's headboard is shaped like a truck cab. Has a bench seat, two steering wheels, a shift lever and brake pedals that move, and large "front" wheels.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1972 (v.137#4) pg. 160

Child's bed has four large storage drawers in the base, two shelves at the foot and another shelf in the headboard. The fourteen pieces making up the unit can be easily disassembled for moving or storage. Est. cost: $75.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1972 (v.137#5) pg. 134

Child's platform bed has a hinged side that raises for access to under-the-bed storage for games and toys.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1979 (v.152#3) pg. 109

Wonderbed. Make your child's dream a reality with this fun-to-build superbed. Child's bed is a "castle" surrounded with lots of cubbyholes for storing toys. Overall dimensions: 66" wide, 87" high, 90" long.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1988 (v.165#9) pg. 82

Furniture for a child's bedroom. (1) Twin bed with lots of storage in the base. (2) Large 4-drawer dresser. Overall dimensions: 20"x48"x36" tall. (3) Computer desk featuring desktop shelf assembly, large work surface (31"x48") and pedestal with deep drawer and shelves. (4) Storage cabinet (15"x66"x26" tall) featuring 10 large open-front storage compartments.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1999 (v.176#11) pg. 95

Combination sleep/play platform. Has a foam mattress in the center and foam pillows all around the outside. Use as a bed or "trampoline". Remove mattress to reveal plywood painted with streets like a model town. Remove foam pillows to reveal large toy storage compartments. Put a 2" foam pad on top of the unit and you have a queen-size bed for adults.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1977 (v.210#5) pg. 118

Child's platform bed with a desk area underneath is built from three sheets of plywood. Unit assembles without nails. Fits a youth-size foam mattress. A PS/APA Plywood Project Contest winner.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1979 (v.215#2) pg. 82

Wall-mounted unit with chalkboard, bulletin board, desk, and storage swings down to form a single bed. Ideal for a childs room. Winning design in annual plywood contest.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1981 (v.219#3) pg. 94

Storage for split-level sleeping. Bi-level beds, under-bed storage, and hidden storage in platforms add space to children's bedroom.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1985 (v.226#5) pg. 88

Tip: How to make a youth bed, 42"x52", from the head and footboard of an old bed with turned spindles. Wood slats, hardboard, and foam replace standard springs and mattress.
SUNSET Apr 1979 (v.162#4) pg. 144

Four homemade beds for children that include places to play. One has a slide and ladder to a platform. The second is a platform crib. Third looks like a truck and the fourth is a Formula 1 race car.
SUNSET Feb 1981 (v.166#2) pg. 136

Child size bed provides a transition from baby crib. Features a large shelf under the mattress for the child to store things. Build from pine or hardwood.
WOODWORKER #1063 Jun 1982 (v.86) pg. 374

Child-size bed frame features a simple "colonial" styled head and footboard with decorative spindles and turned legs. Built from pine.
WOODWORKER Jul 1990 (v.94#7) pg. 698

Bed-shortening headboard. Bookcase headboard fits over a twin-size bed, cutting one foot off its apparent length.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1967 (v.23#1) pg. 43

Two practical beds for children. (1) Intermediate bed uses crib mattress, has two storage drawers beneath the mattress and a railing to keep sleeping child from falling on floor. (2) Youth bed has twin-size mattress, desk built into footboard, and 4 storage drawers under the mattress.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1979 (v.35#2) pg. 114

Race car bed for a small boy features sides which are shaped and painted like the profile of an Indy or LeMans race car.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1979 (v.35#4) pg. 5

How to convert a baby crib into a youth bed.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1982 (v.38#5) pg. 48

Shaker style youth bed with large storage drawers in the base. Takes up no more floor space than a crib.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1983 (v.39#5) pg. 66

Child's loft bed incorporates a large desk in the lower area. Overall size: 43"x79"x75" tall.
WORKBENCH #253 May-Jun 1999 (v.55#3) pg. 42