|Project by LegendInMyOwnMind||posted 04-28-2011 12:53 PM||1455 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This was the first project I built with one of my sons. My oldest son (14 at the time) and I built these two bunkbeds to store the children at night (tongue planted firmly in cheek). Not very complicated. Found some different Internet plans and put them together.
Considered finishing the beds (second picture) shows an aborted attempt to stain one of the beds. Abandoned staining because the sun was shining and, as usual, never got back to it.
These are all about strength since four of my six kids are now teenage boys. Wish I hadn’t used carriage bolts and would love hints on how to keep carriage bolts from spinning in pine.
Only power tool I had at the time was a circular saw.
White plates are X10 home automation system. Kids can turn off lights (ceiling and table lamps) as well as turn on and off bedroom fans from the one controller. They are stick on and easy to install (remove the light switch or use a special module in the plug side).
They’ve held up for 5 years now and are still going strong.
-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.