Bunks for the fire hall

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This is one of those projects that you get asked to do and you don’t have time for it, you’re in the middle of ten other things, but you feel like you need to do it. I was asked to make some simple but sturdy bunkbeds for a new living space in one of our fire halls for my department. The goal was strong and low cost and I was hoping to make them look half decent as well. I looked around and pulled a plan from Matthias Wandels website (this gentleman is fantastic, I’m a huge fan), I didn’t have time for these with a new baby and a ton of other things pulling at me but I banged them out the best I could and reinforced them with dowels and screws. The side rails were supposed to be attached a little differently but someone “helped” me and just jammed in some screws and sloppily patched the holes LOL. Oh well. They came out decent and we’ve had some very heavy guys sleep on them with no complaints. Still haven’t added ladders but that hasn’t stopped guys from just jumping up on to them. All box store construction wood, planed and cut to give them a better appearance, like I said, low cost.

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#1 posted 01-20-2017 07:32 AM

They look nice and sturdy, great job!
I can’t understand the term “fire hall”. Can you explain it to me?

Thank you for sharing!

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#2 posted 01-20-2017 12:12 PM

obi999: “Fire Hall” equates to Feuerwehr in German. Does this help?



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#3 posted 01-20-2017 02:05 PM

This is a very nice practical project. I looks like you have done a fine job on them and it is for a worthy cause.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 01-20-2017 03:20 PM

look great

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#5 posted 01-20-2017 04:40 PM

Nice work.

You know people are going to be disturbed in them!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 01-20-2017 08:59 PM

Hi Bob, ok that helps :-) Thank you!

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#7 posted 02-19-2017 01:22 AM

Hey if firefighters use ‘em they have to be tough. Well done.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#8 posted 02-19-2017 01:32 AM

Good job Kevin. Been a long time since I slept on the top bunk. I remember one time I jumped down for a call and put on the wrong guys pants.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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