Slide out Bed for the Office

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Slide out Bed for the Office


As a family gets bigger, many times one of the first questions has to do with what handy, but maybe not entirely necessary room will be sacrificed? If you happen to have an office, and a guest bedroom, there’s always the option of combining the two. Since the guest bedroom is generally not occupied, this Imgur user decided to design a platform allowing the bed to slide under the desk and chair.

The build is well documented, starting with the inspiration for the “opposite of a loft bed,” and a simple Sketchup drawing to make sure everything would fit into place. The “lofted desk” is supported on the back by drilling into the brick wall on the back, so there are fewer supports than might be suspected at first glance. To assure that the design was mechanically sound, an online tool called “Sagulator” was used.

As for the final product, it appears to look quite professional, and should be easy to use when guests arrive. The bed might even be comfortable, as opposed to most “conversion furniture.”

One thing to note is that the chair used doesn’t seem to have wheels. Given the lack of railing, this is certainly important, although I’m not sure I’d trust myself either way!

via Reddit

0 thoughts on “Slide out Bed for the Office

  1. Peter Larson says:

    I’d be interested in doing this just to save space in my room anyway. Something I noticed, as a cat owner I’d want to seal up the edges of that bed drawer to keep pets out, both to keep the bed clean and for safety. I’d hate to smash my cat.

  2. Trilln451 says:

    This is something very similar to what I’d like to do in my garage-cum-storage room. There’s one window which I’d like to have a desk in front of, but it’s 3 feet higher than a regular window so I figured I’d build a platform for the desk & chair, & have storage underneath.

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Jeremy is an engineer with 10 years experience at his full-time profession, and has a BSME from Clemson University. Outside of work he’s an avid maker and experimenter, building anything that comes into his mind!

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