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Project by b2nickel posted 08-09-2013 11:20 PM 1057 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project of any size. My two boys wanted a bunk bed and we had the queen mattresses so why not. All the lumber is Home Depot, so there was plenty of picking through to get some lumber that didn’t resemble a twizzler or pretzle. Posts are just 2×6 glued with 4 long screws. Left a space for the 2X8 runners to fit in. The bottom bed is a full bed and box spring on a regular steel frame. No support needed. The top mattress is supported by 6” tongue and groove that floats on 2 cross beams and 2×4’s that go all the way around. The ladder is also laminated 2×4s. Rungs are 2×4s and 1×4’s glued. Both headboards are 2×6’s. Added a little extra love with their names woodburned on the top rail. The finish is 2 coats of Zars Teak Natural stain and 2 coats of Deft Poly. Brushed on a quick coat of mineral spirts before the stain so it didn’t get blotchy and gave it a little lighter finsh.





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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 08-10-2013 12:25 AM

very,very nice.great build and looks very sturdy.your boys should get years of use out of it.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 08-10-2013 01:31 AM

Nice queen bunk.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 08-10-2013 09:10 AM

Great bunk bed! Nice and solid to boot!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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WooDR67

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#4 posted 08-10-2013 06:58 PM

I have the same dilemma with my kids. They both had the “lifetime” Cribs but I dont remember having anything larger than a Twin for most of my young “lifetime”. Their cribs converted to Fulls and take up a lot of play space. Thanks for the idea. It looks great!

-- "It is amazing what you can accomplish when you dont care who gets the credit"

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b2nickel

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#5 posted 08-11-2013 03:03 AM

Thanks for the comments. I forgot to mention materials came to about $300. Skipping the tongue and groove would save a good $50.00.

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#6 posted 08-12-2013 09:39 AM

Looks great.Beautiful work.A bunk bed should have certain basic safety features like rails on the side to keep the child from rolling off in their sleep.Bunk bed are believed as a great solution to sleep because of the various designs they can be found in.

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 08-13-2013 04:52 PM

Beautiful and heavy duty bunk beds! I’m sure the boys will enjoy it and will last for a lifetime or more. Great job!

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#8 posted 08-13-2013 04:54 PM

bunk beds very nice

-- jrm123

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