Video: Build A Fold-Down Fort For Small Spaces

Video: Build A Fold-Down Fort For Small Spaces

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Sarah Rae Smith
Dec 8, 2010

We always love it when we get a chance to see Dads taking full advantage of not only the blogging world, but the crafting one as well. They're the muscle behind the scenes, not usually the ones with the sewing machines. Derek Diedricksen is no ordinary Dad — well unless your Dad makes fold-down play forts while doing shots of whiskey to make sewing look more manly. Trust us when we say, this is one how-to video you don't want to miss!

This fold down fort is part mural, part library, part fort and eventually part desk. It's a great use of a small space and although forts can be made from a few couch cushions and a blanket, we like this option for use in a child's room.

There are safety catches so only adults can open it and the majority of the piece was made from recycled materials or things that are usually on hand around the home. We think it would be fun in a small apartment (or even a large one) or even given as a gift. Are you into a wall mounted fort? Let us know in the comments below!

Note: You can find more information on Derek over at Relaxshax and Tiny Yellow House, where he spends his time focusing on houses of super small size!

(Image: Youtube via Make)

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