Triple bunk beds

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Project by mailee posted 10-13-2011 01:13 AM 3454 views 10 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have just finished these beds for a customer of mine. They are made in Pine with a finish in acrylic varnish. The frames are held together with coach bolts through tennons into the posts. The top bunk is held onto the bottom with 2” dowels which will have screws driven through to hold them in place. Below the bottom bunk are three drawers and below those is a pull out. I did make a mistake on this build though and didn’t allow enough room below for the pull out, I was 1” too low so had to make some feet to raise the bed. I then had to trim down the top bunk 1” to compensate for this as the ceiling isn’t that high. I suppose that will teach me to measure twice in future. Once it is assembled on site the bolt holes will be covered by small tapered plugs I turned up on the lathe. Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 10-13-2011 01:23 AM

Those are going to make a couple of kids very happy!

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#2 posted 10-13-2011 02:50 AM

Nice beds. No one would know about the added feet being a mistake if you did not tell them. Great build!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 10-13-2011 07:28 AM

wow that bunk set is very nice looking,funny i popped on here to get some idea’s or motivation to jump into my sons room this weekend ,bed wise. Hell if i was the customer and you pointed out your mistake i would have applauded your thinking on your feet, Again nice job thanks for sharing

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#4 posted 10-14-2011 02:07 PM

Nice work, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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