|Project by Redoak49||posted 07-07-2016 07:36 PM||390 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
My daughter needed a pair of loft beds for her children and I volunteered. This is one of the beds. It shows my granddaughter under the loft bed with her play house and other toys. My wife and daugher installed curtain rods and curtains underneath to give the kids some privacy or to be like a tent.
The beds were made from construction grade kiln dried lumber. I spent several hours sorting the lumber at the big box store and did well. All of the parts were planed about 1/16” on each face to clean them up, ripped on the edges and then the edges routed with 5/16” roundover bit to give a clean nice corner. All of the parts were finished before assembly with golden oak stain and three coats of water base poly. The good part is that it was so hot in the garage that the finish dried very quickly. The bad part was that it was so hot in he garage even with doors open front and back and fans running. I have a new appreciation for those in the south who do their woodworking in a garage.
The beds were put together using connector bolts and nuts so that I did not have any heads of bolts sticking out.
The beds are also made so that they can be reconfigured in the future to lower the bed.