Martys Bunkbed "prototype"

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Project by woodworkerforchrist posted 06-17-2013 10:29 PM 1165 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Haven’t been on here for a bit as I changed phones and been busy trucking. Hope your all doing well! So here is my new bunkbed. Made from pine 2×6, 2×4, 2×2, 1×4, 1×8. Just a prototype. Trying to come up with a good design that is simple, sturdy, and safe. A couple things still wondering; if 4×4 would be better corner posts, also need to sand all boards before assembling, predrill all screw holes, countersink back of carriage bolts so they don’t rub the mattress, not sure if I need the 2×4s on the end of the bed frames, 1×8 might be overkill for the slats, etc etc. Still thinking. Also thinking $350 for this bunkbed does that sound about right? Hiloft, lowloft, single, trundle would be cheaper from there. Or is that too cheap or expensive? I would appreciate more feedback! Thanks

-- Marty from MinneSNOWta

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#1 posted 06-18-2013 02:10 AM

Your bunk bed looks good. For pricing you aren’t to high. If anything your a little low. I wouldn’t go any lower than $500. Go to low people will think its not made very good. And 2×6’s look fine for the legs they will be sturdy enough. Hope this helps.

-- Gracie's wooden signs. Middlebury, In.

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#2 posted 06-18-2013 06:55 PM

Thanks Nate for the feedback and encouragement! I know I don’t have enough confidence in myself and should price them higher. Maybe $400? as I am just starting and they are pretty basic? Also how does one get a bunkbed certified for safety?

-- Marty from MinneSNOWta

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#3 posted 06-18-2013 10:49 PM

great looking bunkbed and nice design.i would think the 4-500 range on price also.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 06-27-2013 05:44 PM

I myself am in the process of completing the number 3 and 4 “loft bed” that are similar, not for sale but for the grandkids. Lumber is not cheap any more, even the cheap stuff is getting expensive. Your time/labor is valuable and must be included along with shop supplies used to screw bolt, sand, plane,etc…... $400-500 is a good range with modifications and a finish as an added cost. There are several places online you can get comparisons, Do a “loft bed images” search and follow the links to the web sites and look around. Good luck!!

-- Ken, Tallahassee,FL

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#5 posted 07-15-2013 09:41 AM

Awesome design.I appreciate your work.Bunk beds are becoming so much popular and famous these days as they are the best suitable for the larger families.There are so many different kinds of bunk beds that it can seem overwhelming.Today, you can find bunk bed furniture in a number of different styles and prices.

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