Bunk Beds for the Boys #9: Finally, It Begins To Look Like A Bunk Bed...

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Blog entry by RobH posted 03-24-2008 03:58 AM 950 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Another productive week...Beginning to look like beds... Part 9 of Bunk Beds for the Boys series Part 10: Another Weekly (Sorta) Update... »

Hey all,

Not much to show for this weeks work as some problems slowed my down, but considering the work load at my real job, and the fact that it was Easter weekend, I am very pleased. Well, no need to keep you in suspense any longer…

Yes, that’s it. I guess it can officially be called a bunk bed. I almost did not get a picture. I was all the way against the wall in the shop with an 18mm lens on the camera, and it was still a stretch. You can see it with no problem though.

So, what is the actual work since last week? (1) I plugged the mortises that I had made for the side rails. (2) I also plugged the holes that I had drilled to countersink the bolts that would have held the side rails in the post. (3) I routed out the mounting mortises for the side rail hardware that I decided to use. (4) I cut the side rails to size and planed them down a little more to make the fit look right to me. (5) I mounted the side rail hardware. (6) I drilled holes in the tops of the posts for the top caps and to keep the top bed from sliding off of the bottom bed.
That is not a lot for a week for me, but as I said before, I am satisfied.

Hopefully this time next week, the safety rails will be complete along with the ladder and the mattress foundation. I guess it all depends on what the week holds at the job.

Enough of this for now. Another update next week.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 03-24-2008 04:17 AM

Hi Rob,

I am still with you on this. Thanks for the update.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Bill Butler

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#2 posted 03-24-2008 04:27 AM

Hi Bob,

Just hopping on this blog now, and looking back, I noticed that the end boards were designed with slats. Are they just not part of the picture yet, or did you have a change of heart.

I was wondering if you used any reference source to settle on height dimensions.

Beautiful work.

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#3 posted 03-24-2008 04:47 AM

Hi Rob

Nice looking bunkbeds. Looking forward to following your progress and the finished product

-- Larry

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#4 posted 03-24-2008 04:57 AM

Cant wait to see them done.

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#5 posted 03-24-2008 05:28 AM

Fantastic looking job. Those boy are going to be very happy.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 03-25-2008 12:01 AM

thanks for the update. this is coming together wonderfully. your boys are going to be very, very happy. can’t wait to see the finished project!

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