|Forum topic by fladdy||posted 04-01-2014 02:11 AM||1029 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
04-01-2014 02:11 AM
My wife would like me to make a bunk bed for our daughters by next year, so I’m starting now. I need to make a frame for a twin bed that can be lofted above a full bed frame, that I will make by next year, hopefully. I was thinking of making the legs out of 8/4 walnut, 2” wide. I have a piece that is around 80” long, so I could cut the posts for the entire length, cross cut them, so they look like one solid piece when lofted together. I was thinking of using 3/4” metal rods to line up the legs when lofted. My question is, will this be strong enough to hold up the kids or should I make the posts wider?
The rails will be out of maple with possibly a walnut strip inlayed. The headboard would be a curved maple top with walnut slats running up and down. And instead of a ladder, I was thinking of stairs up the side so it’s easier to climb up and down without falling.
Any help with the design is appreciated. I just want to make sure that it doesn’t fall apart when the girls are jumping around on it, because they will.