|Project by brianarice||posted 06-01-2011 07:02 PM||50091 views||115 times favorited||31 comments|
We live in Florida near Disney World so we are always having a lot of people stop by. To provide enough sleeping room for everyone we turned one of our bedrooms into a bunk house. The room has four built-in bunk beds with a stair case up the middle. Each bed is the same length as a standard twin bed but it is slightly more narrow by about 4 inches. Each bunk has also been outfitted with a light (bedtime reading) and an outlet (for cell phone or game charging). This lets us sleep for in one room and still allows for a certain amount of privacy for each person.
The platforms for the lower two bunks also lift up for extra storage under each of the beds. The entire unit is 16 feet long and goes all the way up to the 9 foot ceiling. On the opposite wall is a set of bookcases and an electric fireplace (see this posting http://lumberjocks.com/projects/49361) topped off with a TV and DVD player. After nearly three years of use it has become the second most enjoyed room in the house by our guest; only beat a little bit by the home theater (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/49418).