|Project by dshute||posted 12-23-2012 06:34 PM||47858 views||63 times favorited||40 comments|
This is a bunk bed that I made for the grand sons for Christmas. They needed some extra drawer space so I put a drawer in all the usable spaces. The bed is made from red oak and red oak veneered plywood, used domestic ply with poplar core and plain slice veneer, 3/4” thick. The secondary wood for drawers was tulip poplar. Slats are red oak and I think there are ten per mattress.
The finish is Waterlox Original and I did 4 applications for durability, used a whole gallon pretty much. Drawer slides are Accuride 3832SC, a very dependable slide that I have used for years.
The stairs were chosen because my daughter in law was concerned about the boys on a ladder, they are 3 and 5 years old, though I think they would have been fine with the ladder, the steps gave me more storage options.
I looked at many photo’s online to get the general idea and then drew up plans, bought the materials and started cutting. The boys will get many years out of this and maybe even their kids will sleep in them as well.
-- dshute, Warsaw, New York