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nate22

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1056 days ago

I am making staircases to go with a set of bunk beds that im making. My question is should I connect the staircase to the bunk bed or should I just stand it against the bed and not connect it. Any help or ides will be appriciated.

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Jack_T

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#1 posted 1056 days ago

I would definitely anchor them to the bed. It would be way to easy for them to tip over when a child is climbing on them. Remember to make them detectable for when the bed needs to be moved.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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Lee Barker

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#2 posted 1056 days ago

I just got the goahead yesterday for two sets of bunkbeds, so I have been immersing myself in questions just like yours.

Some ladders have metal hooks which hook over the rail of the upper bunk. I think Jeff Miller’s book on beds shows this. It’s a great book, btw.

Another way is to incorporate a vertical ladder (smaller footprint of the unit) and use bed rail fasteners. I like this, and will use it on mine. The hardware would be this stuff.

You’ll need to stand the ladders off a bit so feet will fit safely on the rungs. With this design, the ladder needn’t touch the floor, a plus for the vacuumologist.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 1056 days ago

I would connect it for safety sake!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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