Captains Bed Woodworking Plans
Do you want to create more room in your bedroom? A captain’s bed may be what you are looking for. This type of plan is used to build an average size bed which is lifted off the ground to build drawers or cupboards for storage purposes. The idea of this type of bed essentially came along with the trundle bed many years ago and still appears to be popular for a number or of reasons.
Some captain’s bed plans even incorporate the trundle bed and drawers underneath which makes it multi-functional and useful. This is quite popular in bedrooms of all sizes but especially practical in small rooms. It is ideally made from wood although materials can differ depending on availability of supplies and the costs involved. It is suggested that one look at a few options before settling for one specific captain’s bed.
This captains plan is useful for a number of reasons. Since this bed plan incorporates storage space as well as an extra bed, it makes this type of bed not only ideal for storage but doubly handy for comfortable sleeping arrangements for guests. Captain bed plans come in all different sizes to suite everyone’s specifications: single, double, queen and king size beds can all be converted into captain’s beds.
The term “captain’s bed” comes from the fact that these beds creatively hide storage space, much like you would find in a ship. It not only conserves space in a small room, but also creates a good-looking way of storing away possessions. What is even better about this bed plan is there can be a combination of drawers and cupboards at different sizes and styles to suite anyone’s needs. Even if storage space isn’t what you’re looking for, the space can be used to store away amenities such as pillows or bedding that usually end up on the floor while the bed is in use.
Since the storage space is underneath, the frame of the bed is similar to a platform bed where the firm base creates a healthy rest for the spine. Standard mattresses can easily be found for this type of bed. You just want to be careful when preparing this project that careful measurements are made to fit the accurate mattress size.
These captain’s bed plans are the perfect solution for anyone who is looking for a specialized way of creating space in a room without wasting space. It is discreet and stylish which is hard to find in a bed these days. This type of bed also does not get old. This bed can be used in an adult or child’s room and is great in a guest room as well.