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Project by brianarice posted 06-01-2011 07:02 PM 53905 views 118 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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).





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Jorge Velez

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#1 posted 06-01-2011 07:09 PM

nice! very nice!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#2 posted 06-01-2011 07:20 PM

Very cool solution – really nice layout!

I really appreciate your thought you took into putting in electricity and lights in each bed.

Great work!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Kenns

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#3 posted 06-01-2011 08:21 PM

What a terrific concept. Nice work.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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Blake Thornton

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#4 posted 06-01-2011 08:24 PM

That’s really great!

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#5 posted 06-01-2011 08:56 PM

this is really cool!

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#6 posted 06-01-2011 09:31 PM

That’s a great idea,now their more room to play and stuff. Great Job!!

-- "Well done is better than well said"

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#7 posted 06-01-2011 10:10 PM

Nice use of space. We have 5 plus a dog, and would like to make reservations.

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kine97/Theresa

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#8 posted 06-01-2011 11:19 PM

Those look very inviting.
Almost TOO inviting!
You might not get your ‘guests’ to leave.
The stairs make it more ‘adult’ friendly.

-- "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." -Cary Grant

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Jeff

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#9 posted 06-02-2011 12:45 AM

Doesn’t making the bed narrower than a twin cause problems when you buy mattresses? I like that you thought about lights for reading and power outlets too.

-- Jeff

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brianarice

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#10 posted 06-02-2011 01:29 AM

The mattresses are 5” high density foam that are 30”x75”. I bought two queen (60”x80”) size foam mattresses and cut them in half. The harder part was pinning the mattress covers and sheets so that they stay snug on the mattresses.

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prompt

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#11 posted 06-02-2011 04:34 PM

Very beautiful. And it’s very functional, reliable.

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#12 posted 06-02-2011 05:50 PM

Great idea and very clean lines. A great idea for alot of guests. Alls you need is curtains and I would have thought I was back on the USS Enterprise. LOL

Great work.

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

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#13 posted 06-02-2011 06:33 PM

Awesome idea and very good work on this set up bunk beds.

-- Russ

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#14 posted 06-03-2011 07:40 PM

that is a great design idea! I really like that.

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#15 posted 06-07-2011 07:30 PM

That is a cool setup. Very well thought out.

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

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