Twin/Queen Bunkbed

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Project by retafmedic posted 06-27-2010 09:03 AM 3012 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at a bunkbed, sorry the pics are not that good. The entire frame is douglas fir 2×4, and 2×6. The side panels are solid pine. Client wanted polyurethane finish only. Turned out very nice and my client was very pleased. I hope to get a pic from him of the bunkbed set up in the cabin. Added client pic of bed in place at cabin, tight fit – but it worked.

-- Mike

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#1 posted 06-27-2010 02:23 PM

Very nice work.
Looks very sturdy!

-- Joel -- Ontario -- "Measure once, Cut twice, And its still too short"

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#2 posted 06-27-2010 03:30 PM

Very Nice bed.
I really like the building its being made in !
Pics of that home would be great.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#3 posted 06-27-2010 03:47 PM

Great job!! Nice design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 06-27-2010 05:37 PM

I like your log cabin workshop, and would think it gives you inspirations! You could do a lot of carvings on the walls?

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 06-27-2010 08:29 PM

Like it the little ones will be happy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 06-27-2010 10:46 PM

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 06-28-2010 03:02 AM

Who has to sleep in the garage? JK I really like the bed. Nice work.

-- Ryan Corrigan Sadieville, KY

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#8 posted 06-29-2010 05:23 AM

looks great

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#9 posted 06-29-2010 05:54 AM

Interesting design

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#10 posted 06-30-2010 10:50 PM


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#11 posted 10-21-2010 11:49 PM

I love this site!!!! A good friend of mine asked me to make a couple of bunk beds for his cottage. He wanted a twin on top and either a full or queen on the bottom. I pulled up LumberJocks, clicked on the “bed” tab and told him to find one that he likes.
He wants me to make a couple that are very much like yours, but with the ladder on the end. I hope you don’t mind me borrowing your design.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#12 posted 07-01-2012 05:03 AM

How high are the ceilings in the cottage?

luv the shop, is there significance to the star outside? Have seen this before.

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#13 posted 07-01-2012 04:49 PM

I posted a pic of bed in place at clients cabin – can’t really see the ceiling, but I think he had 9ft ceilings. As you can tell, it was the space wall -to -wall that we had to fight. But all turned out well. The star was just part of my wife’s americana decor. That was our log house we rented while living in Fairbanks Alaska, and my shop was a one car garage, which is why the bed was sitting so close the the garage door. I didn’t have room to do much else during that build. I have since re-located back to SouthWest Ga – but sure do miss Alaska. Have a great day!


-- Mike

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