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Project by Thepps posted 11-20-2012 04:41 PM 2264 views 29 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bunk bed I made from my 3 year old son. Has a dresser, bookshelf, and desk included on the sides of the lower bed. I also built a stand alone dresser for him. Built completely out of birch – 4/4, 6/4 and birch ply, with poplar for drawers. Has a painted navy, distressed finish. Couple coats of lacquer on top of the paint. All of the drawers are dovetailed with full extension slides.

Thanks for looking!

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL





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johnstoneb

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#1 posted 11-20-2012 04:49 PM

Nice that will last him a lifetime

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#2 posted 11-20-2012 04:49 PM

This is an awesome piece if work. You do awesome projects. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next. Thanks for sharing.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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jeff_wenz

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#3 posted 11-20-2012 04:53 PM

I love it. Functional—yet has style

-- Jeff, North Carolina

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#4 posted 11-20-2012 04:55 PM

Very cool job and a cute little guy too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Surfside

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#5 posted 11-20-2012 05:26 PM

Functional, Innovative and Smart work!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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HalDougherty

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#6 posted 11-20-2012 05:38 PM

Nice job! With a little care your son’s grandchildren will get to use this bed. Be sure to put your name, date built and who it was built for on the bed.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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WoodWasterd

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#7 posted 11-20-2012 05:54 PM

Wonderful quality work on a well conceived project. Did you have a set of plans or create your own?

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scottishbob

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#8 posted 11-20-2012 06:34 PM

very nice, need this for my twin boys

-- Ireland, Galway .... fingers! "we dont sell them"

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Thepps

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#9 posted 11-20-2012 06:58 PM

Thanks everybody. No plans, just took ideas off similar beds I found online.

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL

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#10 posted 11-20-2012 07:32 PM

Little guy has a fort right in his own room, well done Dad !!

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Chris Carlson

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#11 posted 11-20-2012 07:58 PM

Nice work what a beautiful and functional bed. All your projects are top notch.

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#12 posted 11-20-2012 08:48 PM

Very nice. These should be very convenient for your son for the next several years. Be careful…..several years passes by in just days. My 3 year old son just turned 16 yesterday. He had bunk beds too. Seems like just yesterday.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#13 posted 11-21-2012 02:41 AM

That is awesome. Gave me some ideas!

-- HMC(SW) Ancheta, United States Navy (Active)

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#14 posted 11-21-2012 03:16 AM

Very awesome piece

-- Norman

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#15 posted 11-21-2012 03:17 AM

WOW – Incredible job!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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