Sunday, February 22, 2009

Bea's Big Girl Bed

Well, I guess it's time. Time for our little girl to go from baby bed to big girl bed. Sigh.

Eric's been busy in the woodshop (i.e. his half of the garage), building this cute, simple, modern twin bed for Bea. He used birch plywood for the mattress platform & side rails, and solid cherry for the top storage unit. It's built so that you can slide the mattress platform along a groove and position it left, right or centered in the room. Her bedroom is so tiny, we have it all the way to the left so that there's still space to play and read books on the floor. The best part though, is the added storage. (Perfect for housing diapers, blankets and 218 stuffed animals.) He used some special hinges that keep the lids open until you push them closed, and they won't slam down on tiny fingers. When she gets big enough to sleep without the rails, Eric designed it so they can be switched to become a headboard or footboard, or neither.

As you can tell, Bea's had no problem adjusting to her new bed. We've already had an inaugural pillow fight – with stuffed animals, of course.


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