|Forum topic by A.Scott||posted 09-04-2015 03:11 PM||850 views||1 time favorited||6 replies|
09-04-2015 03:11 PM
I am needing to build my son a bunk bed and it should resemble the beds I have posted pics. I want to make him something he won’t be ashamed of when he grows older and I have never built anything like this before, so if you have experience would you please leave a comment so I can use them to make a bed room suite. Thanks in advance!! Oh, I am going to be using pine lumber from Lowes or HD and right now I don’t have a jointer.
1st – For the two straight posts I am planning at glueing two 2×4s and cutting them down to a 3”x3”. Is this strong enough?
2nd – For the two front angled posts I am planning glueing two 2×6s and either running them straight or splitting them to make the bottom straight and run the top bed post at an angle. Is this strong enough?
3rd – For the top bed (twin bed) I am planning at using a 1×8 and on the inside of the bed I am looking at glueing a 2”x2” which will hold 1×4s as bed slats to sit on and hold the mattress. Is the 1×8 strong enough?
4th – For the botttom bed (full size) I am looking at using either a 2×6 or a 2×8 and on the inside of it glue a 2’x2” which will hold 2×4s as bed slats to sit on and hold the mattress. What would be more suitable the 2×6 or 2×8?
Incase you are going to ask I plan cutting a motise in the bed posts and a tennon on the 1×8 and the 2×6 or 2×8. Between the bed posts I am planning on putting two 1×4s horizontal, using mortise and tennon joinery, with a dado cut between the 1×4s to install 1×4s verticle with a 45 degree chamfer between the verticle boards.
Advice will be appricaite and as I make this I will try to take and post photos, THANKS!!