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sauvy 07-09-2012 11:14 AM

tips on the best way to make a raised bed in a shed.
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hello, i'm doing up just an old shed thats just been sitting in the garden doing nothing. i literally don't have any experience at all at diy and was wondering the best way to have a raised bed so i am able to have a sofa ect underneath it. i was thinking 4 timber legs, 2 in the back corners then 2 bout half way down the shed. then have 2 more bits of timber that run along both sides of the shed connecting the front and back legs, then just have wooden slats going sideways across the shed. would this be strong enough? or is there a better on easier way of doing it? i've attached a photo. any help or advice would be much appreciated. cheers!

Tom Struble 07-09-2012 11:45 AM

just bring her flowers see if that will get you back in the house:(

bbo 07-09-2012 11:54 AM

it would depend on the dimensions of the bed, anticipated weights put on it ( live and dead weight), type of wood, all that kind of thing.

I vote for flowers as well.

sauvy 07-09-2012 01:25 PM

haha! nah i'm not in the dog house. i'm moving to new zealand in january and the lease on my flat comes to an end at the end of this month so in order to save money i'm moving into a shed at my parents until i go away haha.

sauvy 07-09-2012 01:54 PM

im hoping for the bed to be 6 ft x 5 1/2 ft. as for weight i weigh 10 and a half stone then the only other weight will be the matress.

mae-ling 07-09-2012 03:35 PM

I lived in a 8' by 8' shed for a while, during renovating my first house.

My bed was a platform about 2 or 3 feet off the floor. So I had storage under it.
Attached 2x4 to end wall screwing it to the studs, then a 2x6 from a stud that was about 36 - 42 inches from the back across to the other side. Then put 2x4 pieces across the foot and head and and in the midddle. I used plywood or osb for the platform. Threw a mattress on it.
Raun a rod below the roof rafters at the foot of the bed to hang my clothes on.

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