Double Size Folding Bed
At the request of several woodworkers I have completely re-vamped the double size bed in a box. If would prefer the original double sized Bed in a Box you can find it HERE A standard double (full) size mattress measures 53″ x 74 1/2″ (134.5 x 189 cm)
The lid (top) and locking handles store away inside when in bed mode and then drops into place when in box mode. As with the original version the box halves are locked together with a removable handle.
The new style of side rails cuts down on weight while giving the bed a nice new look. The headboard has also changed. It now mounts at the head of the bed but lifts out and disassembles for easy storage.The fold is now along the opposite axis using a continuous (piano) hinge. The number of strap hinges has been reduced which makes the bed less reliant on mechanical joinery, the joiner board on the side has been eliminated and the number of dovetails has been reduced to only four boards. Overall some very worthwhile modifications that should reduce construction time and material costs.
Overall I believe the changes in version 2 make this double bed in a box a dramatic improvement over its predecessor. Have Fun!