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.