Because I spend 18 weeks a year on the road, teaching and researching, I am always relieved when I return home and my key still works in the front door.
I’ve always thought I should have a Plan B in the works, something I could stow in the shop that we could also use when we have extra visitors. But despite all my research on folding beds for “Campaign Furniture,” I didn’t find a plan I liked enough to build.
That is, until I stumbled on this plans from the April 1954 issue of The Woodworker magazine. It is structured very much like a folding campaign bed and collapses into a thin cabinet-like structure.
Download the entire 1954 article here.
It looks comfortable enough to sleep on for a couple days until the florist arrives with a few dozen roses, don’t you think?
— Christopher Schwarz