|Project by ChuckBunyon||posted 01-07-2013 07:15 AM||3366 views||11 times favorited||14 comments|
My mother wanted something special to give my niece for Christmas last year. Since she was getting too old for her little bed we decided to give her a big one. My mom found a free plan online for a school house loft bed. It looked good since is fits a twin mattress and there is enough room underneath for a desk. I took as much time as I could to build it to the highest quality so it would last for future grandchildren. It took about two weeks to complete working on it for several hours a day. We assembled it Christmas morning while my niece was at her other grandparent’s. She was so excited when she saw it that she scrambled to the top and hit her head on the ceiling. That didn’t stop her from being the most excited I had ever seen her.
I don’t know what other people’s experiences are but this was the first thing I built using the Kreg Jig system. I must admit that I’m not a sucker for gadgets but after this project, I’m a firm believer in that system. I built this using the basic pocket jig but I am saving for the complete system. The greatest part of this design is that the four sides separate and are interchangeable. This makes it capable of being in about any room layout. If it ever comes to my house for my future children it will get repainted as a police station though. ;)
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