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Project by Mijohnst posted 02-19-2010 06:21 PM 1872 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bed that I made for my kids last year. It came out pretty good and I learned some things. This bed breaks down into two single beds for when they get older, which I think is pretty neat. I need to make one more bed now for my daughter and I’m still undecided exactly what I”m going to do. Anyway, thanks for looking!





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woodworm

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#1 posted 02-19-2010 06:57 PM

Really very nice beds.
If you plan to have another daughter, make a copy of these beds.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Mijohnst

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#2 posted 02-19-2010 07:05 PM

Thanks Woodworm… I was actually thinking of making a princess bed for her. I had seen someone make one before that I really liked, but I lost the link. :) (And no more kids…3 is enough!)

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bake

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#3 posted 02-20-2010 04:32 AM

Nice beds. Here is a link i had saved in my favorites, my daughter is 14 and no longer a princess…. she is the Queen now. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/18645

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#4 posted 02-20-2010 04:45 AM

Hey thanks Blake! Nice looking bed! that’s given me some good ideas… :)

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#5 posted 02-20-2010 05:08 AM

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 02-20-2010 04:10 PM

Nicely done, I like how they fit together, pretty neat.

Welcome to LumberJocks.

CtL

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#7 posted 03-23-2010 11:30 PM

Thanks for posting this – I’m in the middle of building some simlar beds…yours look awesome. My wife was worried about the support but they look good to go!

-- Michael James - www.michaeljames.ca

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Mijohnst

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#8 posted 03-24-2010 12:17 AM

Thank you! It was a fun project… :) Next stop is matching dresser.

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#9 posted 03-24-2010 03:39 AM

If you don’t mind me asking, what did you use under the mattress? 1/2” or 3/4” ply or some other system?

-- Michael James - www.michaeljames.ca

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Mijohnst

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#10 posted 03-24-2010 04:43 AM

I don’t mind you asking at all… I used 1/2 plywood. I wasn’t sure how strong it would be but it’s solid. I have no problem helping my wife make the beds.

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Michael James

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#11 posted 05-12-2010 02:38 AM

One more question: How did you figure out where to attach the ladder catches? I can’t see where they go for the life of me…

Did you just wait until the bed was set up and then put the ladder up and figure it out from there?

Thanks,

MJ

-- Michael James - www.michaeljames.ca

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#12 posted 05-12-2010 02:40 AM

Very nice bunk beds

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Mijohnst

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#13 posted 05-17-2010 11:07 PM

Michael James, sorry for the late response! What I did was to cut the template with the plans and then I just lined up the top edge of the catch with the top of the later. I hope this makes sense. I can take a picture and email you if it’s not clear.

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Michael James

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#14 posted 05-18-2010 08:57 PM

I’ll give that a shot. The other thing I’m planning on doing is just setting them up and finding the right spot. They’re done except for the tenons on the bed rails so I’m really close.

Thanks again for posting this – I’ve referred to it a few times.

-- Michael James - www.michaeljames.ca

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#15 posted 05-22-2010 11:50 AM

Great looking bed! As with you I learn a lot from most of my projects and hope to carry them to the next. I ordered my spindles from Rockler as well as the plans for my bunk bed. Although I do have a lathe and a copy attachment I was pressed for time on this job, it was to be a Christmas gift so I bypassed the laborious work of turning all the spindles.

-- Tom L. Williams ~ The difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys.

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