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Project by Medickep posted 10-03-2015 08:40 PM 1148 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got involved with a local charity group in my community to make bunk beds for families in need. This one went to a family who had two children sleeping in the same room as the parents. Had my kiddos go with me on the delivery on it so some sort of lesson might sink in…..still waiting to see if that happened!! Thanks HD for the donation in lumber!

-- Keith





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#1 posted 10-03-2015 09:43 PM

Good work. Bed looks good and the good deed is awesome.

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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#2 posted 10-03-2015 09:43 PM

Good job in more ways than one. They look sturdy and well made. Did you use plans that I could access? I ask because I’m going to need to build a set for my grandkids soon.

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#3 posted 10-03-2015 10:11 PM

Thanks for the kind words!

Halc-

I modified it a bit, mostly the ladder, but got the idea here:

http://ana-white.com/2012/03/plans/side-street-bunk-beds

-- Keith

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#4 posted 10-03-2015 10:46 PM

Medickep,
The link to the plans will help. Thanks.

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#5 posted 10-04-2015 03:05 AM

That’s awesome. Need to have more volunteers. Great job.

-- Julian

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#6 posted 12-09-2015 08:19 PM

You did a great job, i think ill make this for a teacher

-- father son woodworks

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#7 posted 12-10-2015 01:36 AM

What kind of wood is that?

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#8 posted 12-10-2015 04:38 AM

Thanks for the kind words on the build. It’s this super rare wood I found at Home Depot. 2x Douglas fir!

-- Keith

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#9 posted 12-10-2015 06:32 PM

One last question.
How did you get the horizontal pieces on the end to attach to the large vertical pieces?
I’m thinking about selling one of these to my teacher, if you were to make one of these out of pine, around what price range would you say I was thinking around $400 after the materials.

-- father son woodworks

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#10 posted 12-10-2015 06:41 PM

Mine are made out of two by product with the horizontal pieces connected to 2×4’s. The vertical beams are two 2×4’s with the screws to the horizontal pieces counter suck in the first one and than the screws are countersunk and plugged in the outside 2×4.

I’ve never made this out of pine. I’ve just used Doug fir and cedar 2x material. They are very stout! If you use pine I would use more glue and screws!!

400-600 seems like a good range!

-- Keith

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