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This is a hanging bed for my boy. The plan online showed a single board connecting the corner to the ceiling; my boy is a little too big, so I added a little brace behind the ladder!
Now it is time to re-paint the room!!
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#1 posted 07-24-2012 02:02 AM
A safety rail would be a lot cheaper than a trip to the ER to get his broken arm fixed. A net fixed to the ceiling and attached to the bed with an over lapping opening to get in and out would work. Cute kid, just remember, he’s going to have a drivers license soon and one day he’ll pick your nursing home.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com
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#2 posted 07-24-2012 02:25 AM
Hal: Good call on the railing. Fell out of a top bunk when I was a kid. Landed butt-first in a box of Legos. Didn’t break anything but it could’ve been worse.
-- Dylan C ...Seems like all ever I make is sawdust...
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#3 posted 07-24-2012 06:58 AM
Welcome to LJ!! He’ll be out growing it in the blink of an eye. I fell out of the top bunk when I was a kid too. Landed on my neck on the foot board of my parents bed ;-( Didn’t hurt anything, crawled back up and went back to sleep.
-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence
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#4 posted 07-24-2012 11:11 AM
Used to get thrown out of the top bunk on fishing boats by huge waves in Alaska. No fun waking up as you hit the floor.
-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes
#5 posted 07-24-2012 01:27 PM
I know what you mean about getting thrown out of a bunk on a boat. In 2001 I sailed across the North Atlantic from Boston to Horta, Azores. We used lee cloths attached to the edge of the bunk that made a shield between the bunk and the floor.
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#6 posted 07-24-2012 05:11 PM
I never fell out of a bunk bed when I was young. I jumped a few times but never fell. That was when I was young and foolish. Now I’m old and foolish; I know better. Now I just play with tools with sharp blades that spin at ridiculous speeds . . . near supposedly non-removable and irreplaceable body parts.
Nice bed and I love the idea about a net. Well done!!
-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus
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#7 posted 07-24-2012 05:26 PM
The old minesweep (MSO 440) I was stationed on in the early 70’s had some of the metal framed, canvas bottomed bunks in the engineering berthing compartment. During bad weather we would slack off on the lines that held the canvas in place, letting it droop down instead of being stretched tight. This helped keep os from rolling out of the rack during rough seas. That was especially important if you had the top bunk, typically six feet off the deck.
-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090
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#8 posted 07-24-2012 08:44 PM
A roll out bar around the perimeter is a good idea. I built bunk beds for twin grandsons. They were good for 5 years then we cut them apart to make single beds when each got their own rooms. They are 16 now and still using them. I spent some time on a Coast Guard cutter in the North Atlantic in winter. We cleverly arranged to not get thrown out of our bunks by having only about 18 inches between bunks. But some nights it was kind of close.
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