DIY hanging porch bed build
Close
         
Results 1 to 8 of 8
Like Tree37Likes
  • 19 Post By mckee1710
  • 5 Post By mckee1710
  • 3 Post By Smitty Blackstone
  • 2 Post By littletommy
  • 2 Post By RDW
  • 3 Post By haroman145
  • 1 Post By Smitty Blackstone
  • 2 Post By phelonius

Thread: DIY hanging porch bed build

  1. #1
    Senior Member mckee1710's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Posts
    113

    DIY hanging porch bed build

    So my girlfriend and I (the one who completely saved my @$$ here) have a pretty good relationship with her boss. A few months ago, she (the boss) tells me, "Hey I'd really love these hanging porch beds, but everywhere I've looked they're so expensive. I'll pay you [healthy amount of money] to build me one!" I said sign me up.

    Now I have pretty decent tech and tool skills for a undergrad college kid, and have done a fair amount of basic carpentry and woodworking, but never single-handily tackled something as large and complex as a porch bed. I found a few basic build plans online but nothing detailed enough to just plug-n-play, so I drafted up my own with fully defined measurements, cuts, drawings so there was virtually no guesswork once I started.

    Armed with nothing but a cheap circular saw, jig saw, cordless drill and impact driver, speed square, ruler, level, and tape measure, I got started.

    IMG_4362.JPG
    IMG_4363.JPG
    IMG_4364.JPG
    IMG_4365.JPG
    IMG_4402.JPG
    2012 TDub - Cycra handguards w/ LED turn signals, WR250 shorty levers, custom high fender, Tusk 30mm bar risers, Krator footpegs, SeatConcepts, Yamaha rack, integrated LED tail light, 5500 LM H4 LED headlamp, DID 428 X-ring, XT225 stainless header, DG-O exhaust, 130 main, 0.04" needle shim, slide drilled 1/16", pilot 2.25 turns out

  2. #2
    Senior Member mckee1710's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Posts
    113
    IMG_4401.JPG

    Final product ran about $550 total build cost (mattress alone was by far the most expensive component at $300). All together building, hanging, and painting took about 20-25 hours (luckily the hanging and painting stages I had some help with.) Anyways, very happy with how it turned out! Anyone else ever built one or something similar? I'd be happy to send my build plans to anyone who's interested!
    2012 TDub - Cycra handguards w/ LED turn signals, WR250 shorty levers, custom high fender, Tusk 30mm bar risers, Krator footpegs, SeatConcepts, Yamaha rack, integrated LED tail light, 5500 LM H4 LED headlamp, DID 428 X-ring, XT225 stainless header, DG-O exhaust, 130 main, 0.04" needle shim, slide drilled 1/16", pilot 2.25 turns out

  3. #3
    Senior Member Smitty Blackstone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Mamaroneck, NY
    Posts
    2,177
    Looks NICE!!

    I can work with and fix anything. Just not anything with wood.
    I am envious of your skills.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TW200Forum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Super Moderator littletommy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Spokane, Washington
    Posts
    17,291
    Very nice, great job!
    mckee1710 and jtomelliott49 like this.
    1st John 1:9
    If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    John 3:17
    For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

    Hidden Content <<<Click here. Hidden Content

  6. #5
    RDW
    RDW is offline
    Senior Member RDW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    174
    Very nice! What is the total weight of the finished product?
    jtomelliott49 and littletommy like this.
    2013 TW200---2007 XT225---2014 CB500X
    "Everyday is a school day"

  7. #6
    Senior Member haroman145's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Havelock NC
    Posts
    170
    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty Blackstone View Post
    Looks NICE!!

    I can work with and fix anything. Just not anything with wood.
    I am envious of your skills.
    I'm in a totally different situation, If my bikes and quads were made of wood the possibilities be endless! How bout you come finish all my projects and I'll build whatever you want!
    Last edited by haroman145; 09-26-2016 at 06:57 AM.
    1987 Yamaha TW200
    1999 DR 350 SE
    2008 Beta 525 RR

  8. #7
    Senior Member Smitty Blackstone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Mamaroneck, NY
    Posts
    2,177
    My wife would love that!
    All of her wood projects done!

    Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
    jtomelliott49 likes this.

  9. #8
    Senior Member phelonius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Frostbite Falls Ill
    Posts
    2,719
    So , did she become a swinger with it?
    Phelonius

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. A last thought before I go to bed...
    By akalogan in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 05-11-2016, 08:06 AM
  2. Another hanging Idle issue.
    By jtstdub in forum Technical Help
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 03-03-2015, 06:11 PM
  3. Cool Bed
    By Ebbanflood in forum Off-Topic
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-10-2015, 06:06 PM
  4. Just hanging out.
    By ZDR1 in forum Off-Topic
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-20-2014, 09:50 PM
  5. Tie down 3 bikes in PU bed
    By Bob Suggs in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-27-2013, 02:30 PM