|Project by lew||posted 07-02-2014 01:53 AM||1063 views||5 times favorited||20 comments|
A couple of months ago, I was asked to build a set of bunk beds for the little girls next door. We started with a design that Mom and Dad liked (second pix). I used Sketchup to create my version and to get a fairly accurate cut list.
This was going to be the largest furniture project I’ve ever attempted and it had to be built in sub-assemblies to be able to fit it up the basement steps.
The entire unit is made from Red Oak and Red Oak plywood. The finish is clear poly. I used bed hardware from Woodcraft and drawer hardware from CS Hardware. The stair/drawer assembly is bolted to the bed to make a stable structure. I ended up redesigning the safety rails to be more like the photo, rather than the Sketchup drawing and added partial lower safety rails, too.
As you can see from the first picture, we have very happy customers.
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.