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Project by LegendInMyOwnMind posted 1184 days ago 1162 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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dmoney

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#1 posted 1184 days ago

reminds me of college! i’m surprised the kids didn’t get out the markers and draw on them

-- Derek, Iowa

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rivergirl

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#2 posted 1184 days ago

Love the title! Looks like a typical kids room and the beds appear to be holding up to the abuse. The kids are old enough now to finish the stain! :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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NormG

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#3 posted 1183 days ago

I like that term, store the kids at nught.

-- Norman

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LegendInMyOwnMind

198 posts in 1184 days


#4 posted 1182 days ago

@rivergirl – I’ve got an interesting mix of kids. Most are uninterested. My 15-year old son is very good and does most of the work now but he hates to clean up. The other ones drudgingly help.

Nobody likes to finish anything – least of all me.

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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LegendInMyOwnMind

198 posts in 1184 days


#5 posted 1182 days ago

@dmoney – Didn’t take any pics of the underside of the top bunks and am a little afraid to look there. I suspect everyone has added some artwork over the years.

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1182 days ago

It looks like they got away ,so it did not store them at all. LOL

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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LegendInMyOwnMind

198 posts in 1184 days


#7 posted 1181 days ago

@a1Jim – It’s no different than storing their toys. I can put them away at night then the next day they are all over the house to trip over.

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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rivergirl

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#8 posted 1179 days ago

Funny legend. :) I know the drill and mine are 27, 22 and 21. They move out, they move back in, they move out, the move back in… revolving door. I am still waiting for the economy to improve enough that they can pay school loans, car payment AND rent. LOL

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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