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Full loft pine bed. Sold for $300, $150 in materials,. I really need a bigger place to build, to learn to make these better, and then get more money for them. Thinking about trying an oak bunkbed but that would be way more money for materials, would take much better techniques etc. But may be a better quality item to sell. I assume an oak bed could only be built out of 1” stock?

-- Marty from MinneSNOWta





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#1 posted 07-19-2013 05:50 PM

If I were you I’d have a look at how a flat pack bunk bed is made, allen head connector bolts, barrel nuts, dowels, confirmat screws etc. You would be able to make beds that don’t require joints using that kind of hardware and it would open up new possibilities in terms of design. What you have made here would fit well in a barn or log cabin but imo, would look crude in any other setting. I’d also have real concerns about stability, I’d at least add a rail to one side at the bottom running form head to foot. Not trying to run you down, I admire your enthusiasm, just being honest.

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#2 posted 07-19-2013 06:01 PM

Well Congrates on the sell.

First thought is that the first rung is a little low for first step, kinda like its not useful. On the loft beds I have made I notched the post so they don’t look “stuck out there”, and to me they look better. this is how I notch them.

I clamp the four post together. Then layout and mark where I want the notches to be.

Set the circular saw to the desired depth and cut the outside marks. (Just how I prefer to do them) I want the rungs a little proud of the post, so I set to an 1-1/4 inch in depth for 1-1/2 inch stock

Then use the circular saw to make a bunch of cuts in the notch area.

Use a chisel to pry and clean out the cut sections.

Clean up the bottom of the notch with same said (sharp) chisel

This is what the ladder ends look like assembled. The rungs are all same, laid out on the post, top rung is close to the same level as the top of the mattress will be.

-- Ken, Tallahassee,FL

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#3 posted 07-19-2013 10:10 PM

nice bed,congrats on the sale.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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