Siobhan's Day Bed

Inspired by the New Zealand Handyman Dec 2013/Jan 2014 issue, reader Siobhan Lenehan built the day bed that was featured on the cover.

This was an ambitious project for 18-year-old Siobhan, but she had the support and guidance of her grandfather throughout.

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Siobhan was inspired by our Designer Day Bed Build

‘My mum said she loved the day bed, so we decided to make it. My grandad said he’d teach me the skills I needed and how to use the tools, so we got to work,’ she says.

They spent about 25 hours on the project over six weeks, finishing it at a cost of about $350.

‘I learned a lot and I now know that building something is not as intimidating as it looks.’

Siobhan and family, handyman magazine,
Siobhan (far right) with other members of her family