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Cedar Bunk Bed Ladder

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Project by Matthew Eye posted 11-25-2016 08:55 PM 211 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Some friends of mine allows me to stay in their home when I go back to my college town. He had built a lofted bed for his son and didn’t have a dedicated ladder for it. Well I knew that I could show my appreciation for their generosity by making a ladder for the bed.

The ladder is made from eastern red cedar. The steps are dadoed into the sides and accented with poplar dowels. The dowels were not necessary, but I thought they would add a nice detail to this otherwise plain ladder.

I added some homemade metal brackets that allow the top of the ladder to be secured to the lofted bed. They loved it and still use it.

Wood: Eastern Red Cedar
Finish 4 coats of minwax polyurethane
Dimensions: 4” by 18” by 68”

-- "When it comes to working on stuff, buying more tools usually helps" - Matthew Eye





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#1 posted 11-26-2016 01:55 AM

Good work on that ladder, Matthew!!

Jim

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

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