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How to build a Kids' Racing Car Bed

Section 3: The bed base

Section 3.1. Bed base wood requirements

ITEM FOR STOCK SIZE LENGTH QTY
[a] side rail ¾" x 3½" (90 mm x 19 mm) 63" (1575 mm) 2
[b] bed slat support ¾" x 1½" (38 mm x 19 mm) 63" (1575 mm) 2
[c] bed slat ¾" x 3½" (90 mm x 19 mm) 27" (675 mm) 12

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Section 3.2. Make the bed base

bed base for bunks Cut all the pieces according to the measurements given in the cutting list Above.

Glue and screw the two slat supports (b) to the two side rails (a).
Screw about every 8" (200 mm) apart and pre-drill the screw holes through the slat supports (b).

base for a kids bed

Place the side rails apart on a couple of sawhorses and spread the bed slats (c) along the top of the slat supports, allowing approximately 2" (50 mm) gap between each slat.
Glue and screw the slats to the slat supports. Use two screws at each end of every slat.
Pre-drill the screw holes through the slats (c).

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