Vintage Family Handyman Project: All-in-One Youth Bed
Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through step-by-step projects. To celebrate our 70th anniversary, here's a look back at this vintage all-in-one youth bed project.
1985 All-in-One Youth Bed Project
Family Handyman first launched in 1951, so 2021 marks our 70th anniversary. We’re celebrating with some of our favorite content from over the years. This vintage all-in-one youth bed project ran in our February 1985 issue. As the article says, “Everything your child needs for sleeping, studying and playing is designed into this space-saving unit.”
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Features of the All-in-One Bed
“Our modular study/sleep area makes efficient use of floor space. It’s a fun place to work and play. To a youngster, it’s not just a bed, it’s a castle, play house and place of refuge.”
This all-in-one bed features a twin bed, a drawer module for holding clothes, a storage module for storing personal items, a desk, bookcase, bulletin board and ladder.
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Finishing and Assembly
Youth Bed Construction
Use these project drawings for an in-depth overview to complete this all-in-one bed project.
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This cutting list provides exact measurements for every piece needed to construct this all-in-one bed project.
For more amazing vintage Family Handyman content, visit our 70th Anniversary Page.