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Twin Bed Project pt. 3 – Drawers, Drawers, Drawers

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So in part 3 of the twin bed project; Working on drawers now for the twin bed.

I used my new Kreg drawer mount Jig to mount the drawers onto the bed.  What a great little jig that is, a real-time saver.

Bed with DrawerThe drawers were pretty simple to make.  I made them out of plywood with a hardwood bottom.  I used pocket holes for all of the joinery on these.

Twin Bed DrawerFor the face of the drawers I use pocket holes to anchor the two boards together, and then sanded and finish cut to length.

Twin Bed Drawer Face

3 comments

  1. I’m attempting to complete this same bed for my daughter but I have no idea what size drawer slide will work. Jeff never mentions this fact during his videos which I found strange since his coverage of everything else was excellent. I’ve stuck to his dimensions throughout but it seems an 18″ full extension drawer slide isn’t deep enough and a 20″ drawer slide will be too long. In his video, his draw slide fits perfectly. I would appreciate any advice on what worked for you. thanks.

  2. Hah, yep I had that question too when I was building mine. So for that I had 18 & 1/2″ from the back of the cabinet to the back of the faceframe. I went with a 18″ slides that I picked up from Home Depot. and used these supports: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-25ecodZ5yc1v/R-100188944/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=drawer%20slides&storeId=10051
    to support the slide in the back. I was able to pick those up in the store too. They come with side supports , but I didn’t use them with mine. I read something about sizing slides that said you shouldn’t use any that are more than an 1″ Less than the distance needed. I played it safe when I did mine. I only bought 1 kit and made sure it worked first. Hope this helps..! I’d love to see a pic when you finish yours.!

  3. Thanks for the immediate response! I ordered all of my 18″ slides on-line with back brackets similiar to the ones you used but it looks like they’ll need a block of wood in the back to attach to since they’re still a bit short. Jeff made it look so painless in his videos and it’s been fun but not without some mental challenges on this end! Thanks again for your help!!

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