|Project by RustyHacksaw||posted 04-30-2015 06:21 PM||17607 views||4 times favorited||3 comments|
This is my first project that I feel is worthy of being seen, we are very happy with how it turned out.
We needed a bed for my 2 year old that will eventually turn into a bunk bed. This is built as a twin, and will eventually stack on top of a full that is yet to be built for my older son.
We used a plan from anawhite to give us the ideas. We modified it to fit out needs, and to be more stable.
Everything is 2×4’s or 2×6’s. I resawed the 2×6 and 2×4 on my table saw to give me the 1” material when necessary, and cleaned everything up on the jointer/planer.
The headboard/footboard are built with a 1×6 laminated with the slats and spacers to give the illusion of mortise and tennon. To attach the headboard to the posts, I left a 1” tenon sticking out, and cut a mortise in the leg, along with pocket screws. The legs are laminated 2×4, planed down to 2.5” square.
Finish is some red mahogony varathane stain and 3 coats of varathane poly on top. The stretchers are 2×6, with a 2×2 inner rectangle to hold the slats. The slats are ripped 2×4 with a half lap.
We are happy with the result, my 2 year old loves it.