Sunday, 08 December, 2019
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3388 [post_author] => 638 [post_date] => 2018-04-01 17:09:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-04-01 07:09:40 [post_content] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our three function COB headlamp!

1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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DIY Loft Bed

DIY Loft Bed

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If you’re short on space, this loft bed could be the solution. Combining desk, hanging space, shelving and a place to sleep, it gives you everything you need in a bedroom. You could even use the second top shelf as a “bedside table”.

Now isn’t that a clever use of space? This design is perfect for those who lack space, and requires functionality.

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The design can be easily modified to suit your needs. You can extend the desk to full width under the bed if you need a wider work space? This design also allows easy addition of storage space as you require.

What other modifications would you make if this was yours?

Materials:

  • 4 pcs – 2″ x 6″ x 10′ Construction Timber (carefully selected)
  • 6 pcs – 2″ x 4″ x 10′ Construction Timber (carefully selected)
  • 3 pcs – 2″ x 10″ x 10′ Construction Timber (carefully selected)
  • 3″ Deck Screws
  • 1/2 sheet – 1/4″ Plywood
  • 1 1/2 sheets – 5/8″ Plywood, construction grade
  • 1 sheet – 5/8″ Plywood, one side sanded
  • 4 1/4″ x 6″ Lag Screws with Washers
  • Wood Filler
  • Paint

Tools:

  • Circular Saw
  • Orbital Sander
  • Jigsaw
  • Router
  • Tape Measure
  • Square
  • Level
  • Stud Finder
  • Cordless Drill

Steps:

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Here are the general dimensions for my loft bed. Adjust measurements as needed :)

DIY Loft Bed02

Saw the 2×6 to the following lengths. Note: construction timber is far from perfect. You’re better off to buy too much lumber and cut out the worst bits (knots, damaged areas) – the off cuts are good for firewood, and you’ll have a nicer loft bed.

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Cut these 11 pieces with square ends:
5 x 400 mm, 5 x 486 mm,1 x 962 mm

Cut these 3 pieces with parallel ends at 14 degrees:
1 x 1900 mm, 2 x 1462 mm

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Saw the 2×4 to the following lengths, all with square ends:
2 x 2032 mm, 1 x 1200 mm, 2 x 964 mm, 1 x 362 mm, 1 x 162 mm

Cut six pieces of 1/4″ plywood to 250 x 486 mm, and cut some of the good 5/8″ plywood into six strips 20 x 486 mm. Fill all the holes and imperfections in the lumber with wood filler, and sand. You’re ready to assemble the frames.

Note: check these dimensions will fit your mattress! The design could accommodate a bigger mattress (double, queen, king) no problem, but you might like to use 2x6s in place of the 2x4s in the frame. Bonus: you’d get a much wider bookcase! There are slight design changes for the loft bed #2, but from here on I’ll just describe the cloud bed (#1), for simplicity’s sake. The construction is also exactly the same for both. Check the plans for the details.

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