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Chi Omega Dorm Room #7: Installed

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Blog entry by Chris Davis posted 1869 days ago 4483 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the installation of the 17 beds in the Chi Omega house. These were installed in the third floor attic rooms. It all went fairly smooth. Everything fit together like it was suppose to, nothing got damaged on the way there, and we made good time, considering total travel time was 6 hours up there an back. We installed them in 5 hours with 5 people. We did have one problem, contractor wasn’t finished with the smaller room that was to house the 4 bookcase bunk beds. We assembled them outside and located the ladders, disassembled them and put them in a room next door.

The whole goal in this large room was to reduce the crowded look and still sleep 16 people. With the added drawers under the bed, we were able to eliminate the large dressers. With the other room we took care of 24 girls. There is a total of 85 in the entire house. We are in talks to slowly replace the others too.

I did already posted the completed project of the three styles:
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Here is the Before and after pictures:
Before
Before in the back bunks.
After
After at the back bunks.

Before
Before side area
After
After in the side area

Before
Before right side
After
After right side

Before
Before left side
After
After left side

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm



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Kindlingmaker

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#1 posted 1869 days ago

Your beds made a really big difference in floor space and they look great! Has anyone ever made a Murphy bunk bed? ...you could!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 1869 days ago

More great beds well done

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ND2ELK

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#3 posted 1869 days ago

The greatest part of a project. Install and pay day! They really look nice all set up. A lot more storage in the same amount of space. Nice work as always. When we did whole dorms at the universities we would install furniture in hundreds of rooms in one order. Each room had two loaf beds, two wardrobes, two desks, two bookcases, two mobile files and two chairs. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Chris Davis

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#4 posted 1869 days ago

On the murphy bed bunk bed. There is a company making a bunk bed usuing the same style I use. The only thing I can’t figure out is how the top bunk is supported. There is no leg. I assume the back hit a stop/support bar in the back.

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm

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Kindlingmaker

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#5 posted 1869 days ago

Whoa! I can just imagine a mega family with a small house and that style of bed… Are you thinking about trying such an adventure? ...the bed not the mega family ; )

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Chris Davis

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#6 posted 1868 days ago

Mega family…no! Two is enough. I am planning on putting it on my site. I want to make a dorm section to push both these and a murphy bed design I’m developing. Market toward schools, firehouses, and places like that.

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm

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