bunk bed

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Project by JHIM posted 10-21-2014 02:01 PM 1686 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lady from church wanted a bunk bed for her son for a birthday gift. But wanted a little more storage. The original plan was to stain everything but after the bed was stained and the steps I knew it would be way to dark so I asked what her sons favorite color and said trust me. Ended up spraying the drawer fronts orange, sanding down 50% of them, stained over for that rustic boy look, then spraying a satin clear coat. Really set the bed off! this was such a fun project that I got to plan for 3 weeks so there wasn’t a single mistake the whole time, which is very uncommon in my shop! hope you like it. starting the second one in a week! thanks for looking!

-- "the hard jobs will take a while..the impossible will take a bit longer"

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#1 posted 10-21-2014 02:37 PM

Perfect! I want to do something similar!

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#2 posted 10-21-2014 06:33 PM

Sweet, great design

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#3 posted 10-21-2014 08:30 PM

Nice job on the bunk beds!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 10-21-2014 09:10 PM

Congrats – Your own design AND build – great work!!!!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#5 posted 10-21-2014 11:01 PM

Nice looking bed… Does the top bunk just rest on the rails or do you have them secured?

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#6 posted 10-22-2014 12:35 PM

thanks everyone. top bed is just resting on the rails. it all ties in with the wall you see behind that stairs. I used Rockwell hardware for the bed rails. took me a few shots to get the right support for the bottom bed because there are two roll out drawers underneath so not much room for supports. but I ran 2×2s across every couple feet. then come to find out they are using a flimsy mattress so I had to throw a piece of 3/4 inch ply on top of that.

-- "the hard jobs will take a while..the impossible will take a bit longer"

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