Full/Full Bunkbed with stairs and drawers

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Project by retafmedic posted 07-01-2012 03:03 AM 7425 views 7 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

custom built for 2 younger teen boys, ht. between beds was tailored for the older boys head clearance plus growth over the next 2-3 years to maximize usage. Built with all “construction grade” 2×6 pine trimed to 5” wide on all the main frame, deep mortise and tenon joinery on all head/foot board joints. Stairs also built with full 1” pine lumber, I salvaged some elliotis pine (Brazilian) from a retail bed set thrown away and used for the steps (my first time using this elliotis pine – beautiful wood), Final size was 79”X56”x76”, stained with minwax mission oak poly shade.

-- Mike

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Greg, B.

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#1 posted 07-01-2012 03:01 PM

Great work. Love the bed. Did you design this yourself or did you buy plans. My daughter-in-law told me yesterday that she wanted bunk beds with steps.


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#2 posted 07-01-2012 04:33 PM

Hi Greg,
Thanks for the compliment – my furniture is all custom built to my clients specific space and functional requirements, So pre-made plans really are not of much benefit for me. My bunkbeds are “built around the mattress” size as there are different sizes available on the market. Even though I have built several sets of bunkbeds, none have turned out exactly alike, which is why I enjoy custom building so much. I also custom measure for head clearence and add on for growth to make sure my clients get several years use. If I can be of assistance to you, don’t hesitate to ask. Have a good one!


-- Mike

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#3 posted 08-16-2012 01:54 AM

Nice design, Mike! I like the drawers built into the stairs.

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