There's an open loft area in the cabin that includes a dormer window cut-out. That was the future home of said daybed, and it measured just 62" wide. A standard twin mattress is 75", so if you're over 5 feet tall, you are too tall to ride this ride. I found the building plan on Ana-White.com, which is pretty awesome if you like DIY projects, because she provides detailed plans for just about any furniture project you could imagine...for free. I adjusted the plans to make it fit the space, and a few trips to Lowe's and a couple of weeks later, I had three identical boxes that looked like this:
|without trim on left, with trim on right|
So, here is the unfinished naked base for the daybed. Notice the lonely cabinet door waiting for his brother on the right. If you're Fred Flintstone, this would be more than comfortable, but plans are in place to have a custom-sized cushion made to go on top. Wanted the daybed to fit in with the rustic decor, so I used the same stain that was used on all of the house trim to finish it off and here is the end result:
Looks like a built-in and (once the cushion is added) functions as a couch/bed with storage.