PVC PLANS: Convertible Bunk Bed (PDF)

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Build this convertible bunk bed constructed of PVC pipe for your 18-inch doll, including fabric-covered mattresses and the option of separating the bunks into twin beds!

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Description

Build your 18-inch doll her own set of bunk beds from PVC pipe!

This PDF project pattern includes instructions to build a bunk bed just like you remember from summer camp featuring two stacked beds, each with its own fabric-covered foam mattress.

A bit narrower than the traditional twin bed and simple in design, this bed is perfect for a camp cabin or a smaller living space, especially since you can sleep two dolls at once! Removable center poles also allow this bed to be taken apart and used as two single beds.

The mattresses are made of upholstery foam with a zippered sewn cover to allow for easy laundering. Simply unzip the cover, remove the foam and toss the cover in the wash! Neat boxed corners on the cover add a realistic touch, with plenty of full color photo instructions to guide you through the construction process.

 

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BUNK BED FRAME:
– Two 10-foot Schedule 40 Rigid 1/2-inch PVC pipes (Cut pieces total 18 feet, not accounting for waste.)
– PVC 1/2-inch fittings (slip): 28 tees, eight 4-ways* (sometimes called side-outlet tees), 8 end caps
– Optional: sandpaper (medium and fine grit), spray paint for plastic, contact cement

MATTRESSES:
– 2/3 yard fabric (cotton, ticking, lightweight denim, cotton duck, lightweight canvas)
– 1-inch thick upholstery foam (enough for two 7×19-inch slabs)
– Two 12-inch vinyl zippers
– Thread

TOOLS:
– Small handheld PVC pipe cutter, hacksaw or miter saw
– Measuring tape or yardstick
– Phillips head screwdriver
– Pliers
– Rotary cutter, self-healing mat and clear quilting ruler

* These hard-to-find PVC supplies are available directly from Club Matilda!

• Basic measurement
• PVC cutting using a handheld PVC pipe cutter or hand saw
• Intermediate-level machine sewing

Complete bunk bed stands approximately 20 inches tall, 8 inches wide and 20 1/2 inches long. Individual beds stand about 9 inches tall at the highest point of the head and foot boards.

Mattresses are approximately 7 by 19-inches.

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