Please help . I have no idea how to do this .

Submitted by keitho23 on Sun, 06/08/2014 - 16:45

I am just getting into DIY, sewing and building . I really want to build a pop up trundle for my little girl's room . I can't find any information on the internet but to buy one . Any ideas ???? That would be magnificent and much appreciated by me and my two little girl's . :-) What I'm looking for is how to make the pop up frame part ... Do you think just building a frame with criss cross legs and a locking mechanism would work ???

JeremyFox

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 06:40

Hi,
Yep - criss-cross legs would work but you'd need to make sure they're strong enough not to "spread". You'd want 1 1/2 or 2 inch timber for that. Make sure you connect the X at each end with a bar running the length of the bed.

If you use this (http://ana-white.com/2010/01/plans-trundle-bed-or-storage-pottery.html) as the main structure it'd need to be reinforced to support the legs. I'd suggest a piece of 2x1 screwed to the base underneath.

You could also use hinged legs like in this picture:
http://feelthehome.com/tag/pop-up-trundle-bed

Hope that helps.
cheers,
Jeremy

keitho23

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 07:25

I don't know you but i love you !!! Thank you sooooo much i was sooooo lost until now . The 2x1 screwed to the base, what is a 2x1 ??? Also any advise on locking mechanism . I really need this bed to be safe for my three year old .

nickeyaanderson

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:59

I am cannot find the table I am looking for without it being $4000 or more dollars. I want a huge famhouse table, thick dark and sturdy to sit 12-14 people and I cannot find a table anywhere. Correction one I can afford and would like to know what would should I purchase and how long should the table be. I am a beginner. A very girly girl with a tomboy living deep within me. Can you guys help you're friend :)

JeremyFox

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:00

Take a look at this:
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/choosing-the-right-table-for-your…
For a 14 seat table (6 on each side and 1 at each end) it would need to be about 15 feet long (allowing 30 inches per place setting) and 4 feet wide.

$4000 isn't expensive for a table that size but you could make it yourself much cheaper. Ana's farmhouse table could be scaled up to that size:
http://ana-white.com/2013/04/plans/happier-homemaker-farmhouse-table

Hope that helps. Good luck.

Jeremy

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