|Project by JustinWood||posted 02-02-2016 10:16 PM||1068 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
Making these bunkbeds for the grandkids. As they are a bit rambunctious, I went with stairs to reduce the risk of them doing a superhero swan dive off a ladder. Also, used the stairs to create built-in storage shelves. Designed the bed so it easy to use stairs on either end, facing either direction. (The railings on the stairs are reversible and the upper bunk end piece is also movable.)
To keep costs down, I made entire thing from pine. For connectors, I used dowels almost exclusively. Gave me the chance to practice with my new Dowel tool (not sure if we can say brand names on here?). Really enjoyed that new tool. I used over 300 1.5” dowels! For the bed rails I used barrel nuts and standard bolts and washers from the local big box store.
Bunks come apart to make two twin beds for when the kids get older.
Staining it with a water based “Amber” and will topcoat with water based High Performance top coat. Due to my shop being in a basement garage, I stay away from finishes with strong odor.
-- Justin, Acworth, GA http://www.justinswoodshop.com