The Lydia bed in a queens size! This plan modifies the Lydia Daybed into a queen size. Recommended use with box spring.
Go ahead, click the photo, I promise, it's worth the click. The moulding is fabulous and the finish is perfect.
And Uli also designed and built a matching nightstand (AND she's in the metric system)
How amazing is that? I've gotta get plans for this one up!
A CASE (RATHER A DOZEN CASES) OF SALMON
But being that I had about 300 pounds of salmon to put up in close to 200 jars, there would be no garage time for Ana. Unless of course I was fetching more jars. When I lived in California, salmon was highly prized. In Alaska, well, chicken is the choice dish. No joke, a common dinner complaint is "salmon, again, ugh!" and I have to find creative ways to cook it. Did I just write that? Anyway, I'm much appreciative of all the delicious and unique recipes everyone submitted! I am excited to try all of the recipes!
So to cure my case of the buildies for the Lydia Bed, I thought I would draw up plans for the queen sized bed. The queen is a just a tiny bit different than the daybed, only in that the headboard is taller, and of course the dimensions are scaled for a queen. Like this bed from Pottery Barn.
The bed above is shown with a box spring and a mattress. I love this bed! And for $80, what a brilliant steal Uli!
Here is the original daybed in a twin sized. Plans are here. In fact, because plans are so similar, just follow the Lydia Daybed Plans and I will give you a new cut list and shopping list (because I really want to get back to the pressure cooker :) ).
4 – Pieces of 2 1/4″ moulding, 7′ Length like this one
4 – Pieces of 2 1/4″ moulding, 11′ Length (same as above, just longer)
2 – 1×10, 8′ Length (or cut your siderails from the plywood)
2 – Sheet of 3/4″ MDF or A1 Plywood
4 – 1×2 Boards, 8′ long
19 – 1×3 Boards, 8′ long
1 1/4″ Nails
1 1/4″ Screws
Pocket Hole Screws for Kreg Jig ( 1 1/4″ length)
Finishing Supplies (paint, etc)
1 – 3/4″ MDF @ 61 1/2″ x 27″ (Footboard Panel)
1 – 3/4″ MDF @ 61 1/2″ x 38″ (Headboard Panel)
2 – 1×2 @ 34 1/2″ (Footboard End Legs, ends tapered in step 1)
2 – 1×2 @ 45 1/2″ (Headboard End Legs, Tapered in step 1)
2 – 1×3 @ 58 1/2 (Bottom Panel Trim)
2 – 1×3 @ 34 1/2″ (Footboard Side Legs, ends tapered)
2 – 1×3 @ 45 1/2″ (Headboard Side Legs, ends tapered)
2 – 1×3 @ 63″ (Top of Panels)
2 – 2 1/4″ Base Moulding @ 58 1/2″ (Trim for outside of panel)
2 – 2 1/4″ Base Moulding @ 61 1/2″ (Trim for inside of panel)
4 – 3/4″ MDF @ 15″ x 15″ (Scalloped Sides)
2 – 1×10 @ 80″ (Siderails)
2 – 1×2 @ 80″ (Cleats)
14 – 1×3 @ 60″ (Slats)
4 – 2 1/4″ Moulding @ 78″ (Siderail Trim)
MONEY SAVING TIP
Because you will need to purchase 2 sheets of plywood or MDF for this bed, you could have your siderails cut from the plywood, cutting 1 siderail from each sheet of plywood. Remember that the plywood needs to be strong, and I would hesitate to use MDF for the siderails (unless you are using a box spring).
Please reference the Lydia Daybed plans for additional diagrams and step by step building instruction.