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Boys bedroom

This is a 8 year old boys room. He wanted an adventurous feel. This room is small just 9x11. It was completed on a even smaller budget. The furniture is over 30 years old," hand me downs". The nightstand is an old trunk turned on it's side... a unique solution for such a high bed! The wall treatment is a bamboo blind bought for $10 and cut off. You CAN create high impact on a low budget...

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October 16, 2014
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Hi, this is actually not a night table. It is an antique chest that I turned upright which made it the perfect height for the taller captain style bed.
1 Like    Bookmark   October 16, 2014 at 3:08PM
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Brilliant! Good use of a curved top antique chest. I have one in front of an antique iron bed but now I know how to make better use of it. Thanks!

    Bookmark   March 17, 2015 at 2:46PM
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October 16, 2012
smithremodel1 wrote:
where did you find the trunk? Great idea!
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Vintage By Dounia
Gorgeous Antique trunk on fab this week
    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 7:01PM
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Wow, I never thought about putting a trunk on it's head vs. it's side, cool idea!
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July 22, 2012
kiturah wrote:
where can I buy the under the bed storage furniture? - I need a storage platform to hold up mattress. this is the nicest I have seen
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Deborah Delacruz
^ what?
    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 12:50PM
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My husband had a bed like this when he was a child. It's still at his parents house and I believe they mentioned they got it at IKEA decades ago.
    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 5:54AM
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June 24, 2011
qlburden wrote:
I love the colors in the room. I am going to paint my son's room that color green. He has a bathroom adjacent to his bedroom. Any suggestion for a paint color idea for bathroom to make area flow from one room to next.
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What is the walls paint color? Thanks
    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 7:21PM
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Janet Ott Padula
What is the paint color on the wall?
    Bookmark   October 21, 2014 at 3:53AM
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April 22, 2011
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Deborah Delacruz
What a treat to have such an affordable room on Houzz! I love this room and the fact that anyone can do it. I have done a couple of rooms using Homegoods, TJ Maxx, Burlington even Goodwill. Its fun to copy a room with a tenth of the budget! Keep them coming you have me as a fan!
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Thanks so much for the kind comments debbiedelacruz. I'm with you- I just love getting a great look for less $$! :)
    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 4:08AM
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Between Naps on the Porch added this to Old Trunks: Great Storage and Personality to Spare
If you would like to use an old trunk as a bedside table but it has a rounded top or is a bit too short, turn it on its end. What a wonderful way to enjoy and really view the gorgeous top on this old trunk. Do you have a favorite use for an old trunk in your home?
Lily Gahagan added this to Be Our Guest(s): Twin Bed Guest Rooms
Twin beds are just wide enough for deep drawers. Include some and guests will always have extra blankets close at hand.
I have always had a love-hate relationship with barrel-topped trunks. Their shape is so appealing, and of course they’re great for storage. But the very thing that makes them appealing also eliminates their usefulness as an end table or coffee table. That is, until I saw this picture! A little thinking outside the box can open up a world of possibilities for using antiques in decorating.
DIY options: Already have a guest bed? Create your own version of a captain’s bed by repurposing old drawers from a thrift shop dresser. Simply place the drawers below the bed as is, or attach casters to the bottom for easier access. Or just stash a few plastic storage bins designed for this purpose beneath the bed, and hide them with a crisp bed skirt.

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barammer added this to 805 Doms room
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the chest on its side
carrhorton added this to Small House Remodel Ideas
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Great idea to turn an old trunk on it's side for a narrow profile bed side table
Natascha Dinh Vu added this to natascha_dinhvu's Ideas
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love the storage
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Boys room
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Trunk on end
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March 19, 2015
If would be cool to find old dressers and make them the bed frame!
cromerroad added this to cromerroad's ideas
March 17, 2015
dresser under bed
kpsteinnagel added this to Bedroom ideas
March 17, 2015
The wood panels behind the bed. The curved face and metal straps of the night stand remind me of a steamer trunk
gemma_mac added this to guest or 2nd bedroom
March 17, 2015
Curved top antique chest turned on end for a night table.
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March 13, 2015
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March 13, 2015
Chest on its side - clever
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March 10, 2015
I love it
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bottom of the bed
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March 7, 2015
Trunk on side and colors
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night stand
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March 3, 2015
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The storage bed matches my dresser set
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the bed
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trunk night stand
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February 25, 2015
Storage below bed
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High bed
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February 19, 2015
Height of the bed. And drawers under bed
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trunk on end for higher end table
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old dresser drawers attached under bed
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creative use of furniture
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Love the trunk turned on the side!
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Nice reuse of old maple furniture
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trunk used as side table
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interesting idea for bedside table- use a trunk
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boys bedroom idea
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clever - old dresser drawers
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trunk on side
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GREAT use of a curved-top trunk!
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love the trunk
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Use of Trunk
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The trunk used as a night stand
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That dresser !
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little room
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builtin storage under windows
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Guest room storage
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Guest room: castors on drawer units xlnt idea
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January 24, 2015
Smart idea for trunk. Spray paint clear to seal
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January 24, 2015
great style
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Love this
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right height. bed
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This is great!
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cheap under bed storage
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Recycle dresser
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Color and panel behind bed
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It's design
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Under bed storage and on-end trunk
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January 23, 2015
Old dresser cut up for under bed. Great idea
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Chest upside down as table
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trunk being used as side table
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Captains bed
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End Table
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upstairs couch
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9x11 room. Old maple furniture repurposed
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Captains bed
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Awesome idea for use of chest
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Love the trunk
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Capul patului
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End table
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January 22, 2015
Nautical space saver antique - hits the use of small space well button. Drawers under beds reduce need for closet space and make rooms bigger
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sideways trunk
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drawers beneath bed trunk on its side
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re-purpose of chest of drawers.
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short version under upstairs windows
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January 21, 2015
like the bamboo blind behind the picture gives the wall texture
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DIY under-bed storage: repurpose old drawers from a thrift store dresser.
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January 21, 2015
I like the trunk being on it's end
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DIY with an old dresser.
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Create your own version of a captain’s bed by repurposing old drawers from a thrift shop dresser. Simply place the drawers below the bed as is, or attach casters to the bottom for easier access
Mary H. Morton added this to 111 Rent House
January 21, 2015
Another good idea for 2nd bedroom
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January 21, 2015
Trunk as side table.
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January 21, 2015
DIY options: Already have a guest bed? Create your own version of a captain’s bed by repurposing old drawers from a thrift shop dresser. Simply place the drawers below the bed as is, or attach casters to the bottom for easier access. Or just stash a few plastic storage bins designed for this purpose beneath the bed, and hide them with a crisp bed skirt.
Shelley Brewster added this to shelley_brewster's ideas
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Love chest of drawers for night stand
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The trunk as a table
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January 21, 2015
using old dresser drawers
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Creative bedroom storage
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repurpose dresser or cabinet under the raised bed.
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repurposing old drawers
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drawers for under Dayo's bed
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idea for guest room bed (storage underneath)
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January 21, 2015
storage and trunk as bedside table
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make your own captains bed
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January 21, 2015
bamboo blind as headboard with picture overlay
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January 21, 2015
bed raised over cabinet
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January 21, 2015
dresser made to fit under bed. Would this work with the desk?
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January 21, 2015
Trunk ntstd
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January 21, 2015
Love the trunk on its side as a table.
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January 21, 2015
open shelves mixed with drawers under bed allow for more options
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January 21, 2015
A captain’s-style bed with drawers below is ideal for keeping everything from off-season clothes to Christmas ornaments and holiday tableware out of sight yet accessible.
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guest room
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trunk on end
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Trunk under bed storage
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under bed storage
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captains bed
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re-purpose old dresser for under-bed storage
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trunk used as side table on its end
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cottage bedroom
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the trunk
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steamer trunk on it's side to use as tall bedside table
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Ethan's room
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repurposed furniture, mat texture w/ wall art
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January 20, 2015
is this a good idea?
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January 20, 2015
love the steamer trunk night stand
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Cool Old trunk turned on side for night table
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Trunk beside bed
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Old trunk as a bed side table with storage - we have this!
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Can we make this under the log bed?
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Trunk on end for nightstand
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trunk for nightstand.
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Repurposed dresser drawers
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Raise bed and put drawers under
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Trunk on its side
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Use old dressers to make a bed
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night stand trunk
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Trunk as night stand
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Night stand
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use of round top trunk
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Like the chest
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trunk on its side and drawers under the bed
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Animal wall
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High bed for small room
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Nightstand 1
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Night side table trunk
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Like the bed side table trunk
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Chest set on side
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Old furniture
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The whole feel
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Bed side box storage
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Homesense comforter
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I LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Bed frame
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love the end table
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great idea to turn the trunk on it's side and use it as a bedside table.
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The trunk nightstand
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October 26, 2014
chest as end table
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Trunk as side-table
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Trunk idea!
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Using old trunk for side table is great!!!
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October 8, 2014
Maybe bunny or dom
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October 7, 2014
The drawer under the bed! That's totally what I'm looking for!
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Trunk on side - idea for shore.
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September 26, 2014
Hump back trunk on it's side....clever
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repurposed idea
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guest room
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Paint andcolors
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built in below bed
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