Bunk Beds for the Boys #1: The Design Is Done...Ready to Start Building...

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Blog entry by RobH posted 07-21-2007 04:47 PM 1293 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I finally got enough time away from the bookshelf commission to sit down and finish up the plans on the bunk beds. Now as soon as I get paid for the book shelves I can run off to the wood store and get the wood for the bunk beds.

In interest of tracking the project, I thought I would post the Sketchup renderings of the project. So, here we go. First of all, an overall view of the bunk beds.

Yes there are rails and a single step for the bottom bunk. After these beds are done we are switching the baby over to the lower bunk and he will need rails. It would also help for him to have a step to get up into the bed. The bunk bed is designed as most twin over twin bunks. It is designed to come apart into two twin beds. This is a view of what one of the twin beds would look like.

Ok, so you can’t see it too well, but the ladder sides have oblong holes routed in between the steps so that he can hold on to the ladder as he goes up. Here is a little closer view of the ladder sides

This is really going to be a fun project for me. I have also built in a challenge. The curved cap on the top rail of the headboard and foot board. I am hoping that I can execute that without having to go to a glued up lamination. I think I can with the steam box that I am going to build to bend it with (the steam box is my new tool for this project).

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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Bob Babcock

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#1 posted 07-21-2007 09:39 PM

Nice design, looks somewhat nautical, like an old sailing ship.

Nice Sketchup work too.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#2 posted 07-22-2007 10:12 PM

well thought out ladder and I love that the lower bunk gets a step as well.
I always felt bad for the child on the bottom, not having the fun of climbing up to bed.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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