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Futon Couch and Bed Plan

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Futon Couch and Bed Plan Item #: 37761
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$13.99

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Futon Couch and Bed Roller Hardware Kit Item #: 38437
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Futon Couch and Bed Fastener Hardware Kit Item #: 80154
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Futon Couch and Bed Plan Item #: 37761
In Stock
 
Price:
$13.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $13.99

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Futon Couch and Bed Roller Hardware Kit Item #: 38437
In Stock
 
Price:
$17.59
Pack
Quantity:
Total: $17.59

Store Availability
Futon Couch and Bed Fastener Hardware Kit Item #: 80154
In Stock (online only)
 
Price:
$19.99
Pack
Quantity:
Total: $19.99

Store Availability

Overview

This futon plan lets you choose from different arm styles! Build either Mission-style armrests or a rounded, more contemporary style. Sized to fit a full-size futon mattress. Futon bed hardware sold separately.

This plan uses roller hardware that is inexpensive, durable and easy to use. It includes a pattern for creating a jig to make the routing easy (routing is required to install the roller hardware). The roller kit and fastener kit together include all the parts needed to assemble plan 37761. The Roller Kit (38437) is available separately for use on your own design.

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Using the hardware groove template can work

Jim Posted August 29, 2014
I agree with the previous authors that the groove template should have been provided full size, but there is an easy work around.

Windows 7 and windows 8 have a 'snipping tool' - you can find it in your machine by search.

Bring up the PDF file of the Futon and go to the page with the hardware groove template. Use the snipping tool to cut out one of the two cuts. Save the cut image to your desktop as 'futon 1' so you can easily find it. Go to the 'futon 1.jpg' file and double click and it should open in photo gallery. Then print the image to your printer (besure to unclick the box that says 'Fit picture to frame'). Take the printed image and measure the actual size of one square - it should be close to 1 inch. If you made the clip to a very small area the square may be more than an inch in size. The actual measurement (hopefully less than 1 inch) will give you the ratio of the under size of your template. Change this ratio to a percentage of under size to use in the final step.

Most if not all printer software has and enlargement feature. My Brother Laser Printer has it under Printer Properties/Preferences/Advanced/Scaling -- in the scaling enlarge the printed picture by a certain percentage and print.

You should have a template with 1 inch squares that actually measure 1 inch.

Also - I built the Futon with construction grade yellow pine. In the lumber yard look for the 10 or 12 inch wide boards that are cut from the center of the tree. After you rip cut out the center 2-4 inches of the board you will have 2 quarter sawed boards that are very stable and strong. Set them aside in your shop for 2-3 weeks to stabilize and then use for the Futon.

Many comments about finding the 1"...

Jack L from Sanibel, FL Posted June 15, 2011
Many comments about finding the 1" material. I use 5/4" pine 6" width decking 1" actual finished with planer and painted. If you select the wood carefully you can actually get a decent wood grain pattern that takes stain or a color wash well. Looks fine.

I made this futon for my...

Dale S from Coralville, IA Posted December 22, 2008
I made this futon for my oldest son for Christmas. The pattern was easy to follow and the hardware works great. The 1" and 1+" material of course costs more and is harder to find, but it is neccesary for this type of project. I may make another one in the future.

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