Make the sofa bed around the Tuft & Needle Mattress.
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Use a circular saw to cut the 3/4” ply wood for the structure of the sofa bed.
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Use the circular saw to cut some 6”wide pieces of plywood.
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Use a circular saw to cut bottom panel & 17” wide pieces for the side panels of the sofa.
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Glue wood strips together for the folding arm & side panels pieces of the sofa.
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Let glue cure and cut the side panels to length. Drill 1”diameter holes on the side panels.
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Use circular saw to cut the 6” wide pieces to length & drill some 1” diameter holes.
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Start sanding the wood pieces with 80 grit pads, then 120 grit, and finish with 220 grit.
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Take 6” wood pieces and cut it down the middle to make support for the mattress.
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Screw 2 1/2” long finish screws to wood pieces & screw the plywood deck to the ledges.
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For the support deck drill in 3/8” bolts to wood pieces.
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Place 3 EMT conduit into the holes of the plywood for the back rest of the sofa.
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Make a pivot point to go to the side panels by drilling a plywood donut & placing it on the conduit.
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Use squeeze clamps & measurer to put backrest at a 15 degree angle. Drill 3/8” holes.
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Stain the plywood pieces with Varathane water based Polyurethane finish in crystal clear mat.
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Assemble the pieces together & cover up the conduits with pool noodles. Place mattress on structure.
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Add the Tuft & Needle linen bedding to cover up the mattress & the pool noodles.
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Make a cover for the pool noodles by cutting the sheets to length & using fabric glue to glue sheets
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Use strips of adhesive back velcro to make a fastening system to cover up backrest of the sofa.
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Here is the finish result of the sofa bed.
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3/4" Plywood
3/4” EMT Conduit
Pool Noodles
Drill
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3/4" Plywood
3/4” EMT Conduit
Pool Noodles
Drill
Circular Saw
Tuft & Needle Mattress