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6 x 90mm x 45mm fram­ing pine

Saw, ham­mer and nails

Drill and screws

1 x MDF stan­dard panel for seat

6 x Blum full over­lay hinges

Mount­ing kit and drill bit for hinges Easy Craft Easy Re­gency primed

MDF in­te­rior wall lin­ing pan­els

67cm x 18mm white primed tim­ber and 110cm x 18mm white primed tim­ber for fin­ish­ing trims

Paint for lin­ing pan­els and trims

5 x 112mm x 112mm solid pine posts, primed and dressed

STEP ONE De­ter­mine the di­men­sions of your daybed, in­clud­ing back­rest.

STEP TWO Build the frame by screw­ing pieces of fram­ing tim­ber to­gether. The seat depth should be at least 80mm.

STEP THREE Clad the frame and back­rest with wall lin­ing pan­els.

You’ll need to cut them down to size.

STEP FOUR Nail on the 67cm x 18mm fin­ish­ing trims around the base and un­der­neath the seat open­ing, and the 110cm x 18mm trims along the top of the back­rest (see pic­ture above).

STEP FIVE Cut to size and at­tach your MDF seat with hinges.

STEP SIX Paint the daybed.

STEP SEVEN Join your fea­ture posts to­gether – two long ones for the front and a rec­tan­gu­lar frame at the top. At­tach the front two fea­ture posts to the front of the daybed. The back post of the rec­tan­gu­lar frame will need to be fixed to the wall.

STEP EIGHT Cover with seat and scat­ter cush­ions and you’re done!

Snug­gle up Kyal and Kara built a daybed for their DIY chal­lenge.

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