|Project by crunchy||posted 09-04-2008 04:56 AM||1441 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
GOOD EVENING, LUMBERJOCKS!!
I finally have a project to show off. I am the dad of 6 kids, so needless to say, bunk beds are essential in our house.
I copied a set that a friend of mine made up on the fly. It’s mainly just a box for the mattress with guardrails and ladder attached. Unfortunately, I still have to get the guards and the ladder attached. But the kids are sleeping on them and LOVING them!
We needed them badly, so they are just bare wood right now. Basic construction, like I said, is just two boxes, one for each mattress, with 4 legs. There is a 2×4 across the middle at each end and in the middle. I started out with 3 1×4’s running lengthwise (my friend’s recommendation) in the first set, but that just left too much mattress drooping. I replaced that with a base of 5/8 plywood on the 2×4’s. The plywood is not screwed down or anything, so that if I have to move the beds, it’s easily removable.
I know, it’s not much, but it’s a start for this newbie.
-- Crunchy Geek, South Carolina