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Project by Ben Miller posted 03-12-2011 10:39 PM 3622 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a loft bed that I built for one of my 3 kids. Guess what? Now I have two more to build ;). That’s OK. It was a fun project. Went with stairs rather than a ladder because my kids inherited their clumsiness from their mother (he he…). For the desktop, I used an epoxy resin and am thrilled with the results. The picture of the desktop is after drying/curing but prior to assembly when it was still in my shop. Otherwise it is plain old stain and poly on pine.





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CovenantCreations

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#1 posted 03-12-2011 11:17 PM

What kind of wood did you use? Looks nice

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#2 posted 03-12-2011 11:24 PM

Looks good, I’ve always liked that design of a bunkbed over a desk. Great use of space.

-- Naz

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Ben Miller

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#3 posted 03-12-2011 11:42 PM

@CovenantCreations – Pine.

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#4 posted 03-13-2011 12:51 AM

Ben, this is a good looking bed. These beds are not only great space savers but I have never seen a child yet that isn’t thrilled to have one in their room. And I agree with you completely about the stairs. I feel they are much more kid friendly when compared to a ladder.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 03-13-2011 03:36 AM

Great job, like the resin idea. I hear from the wife that something like this, is in my future.

-- Norman

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#6 posted 03-13-2011 07:05 PM

I love it. You did a great job. One of these is most likely in my future.

-- In this world there's two kinds of people my friend. Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.

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Ben Miller

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#7 posted 03-13-2011 09:29 PM

I have the SketchUp file if anyone is interested. If so, PM me and I’ll get you a link.

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Rob W Jr

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#8 posted 03-14-2011 03:56 PM

Looks great. Stairs are a great idea.

What is that at the head of the bed?

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Ben Miller

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#9 posted 03-14-2011 04:32 PM

That is a little shelf for an iPod dock/alarm clock. Last minute addition. I think in the next bed, I will make this a little easier on the eyes and more functional in terms of size.

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#10 posted 03-14-2011 05:47 PM

Nice bed and from that last picture your shop looks pretty big also.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#11 posted 03-14-2011 05:51 PM

Actually just went to your profile page and saw more of your shop. You mention it’s small but looks like a great place to work in my opinion. Before you know it those cars will be parked outside and you will have taken over the whole garage. LOL

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Ben Miller

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#12 posted 03-14-2011 07:06 PM

@Rex – Yeah, I hope so, but my wife has a different opinion and one that quite frankly wins 99% of the time. My shop is 26×17 currently with some extra space if necessary for assembly. I plan to build a shed this spring/summer to offload a bunch of stuff from my workspace like kids toys (amazing the kind of space those take up) and riding lawn mower.

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#13 posted 02-10-2012 05:34 AM

Nicely done!

-- -- Jim “Mr. Measure Twice” Marchetti -- http://www.mrmeasuretwice.com/

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#14 posted 02-10-2012 06:05 AM

A really cool design well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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