Chi Omega Dorm Room #3: Bunk Prototypes

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Blog entry by Chris Davis posted 06-10-2009 02:28 PM 1837 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are the two designs for the bunk beds. I’ll eventually build 3 of one style and 4 of the other. The first on has a headboard similar to the single prototype that I built. The only difference is there is no fixed shelf at the top. I made it adjustable because of headroom. I also put an adjustable shelf at the bottom also.
First Bunk Design No Bookcase

The second one is a bookcase design. I tried to keep the same style. I lowered the height of the headboard and built a couple bookcases for each level. The reason all 7 bunks couldn’t be this design is because of space. This added 9” to the length.
Second bunk design with bookcases

The footboard is a plywood panel with a maple cap on the top. The cap is attached with dowels. This footboard and bracket placement can be used on both styles of bunk beds.

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

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#1 posted 06-10-2009 02:29 PM

For most of the day, I’ll take a break from this project. I have a huge kings size murphy bed w/bookcases due in a couple days.

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#2 posted 06-10-2009 03:45 PM

Looks like you are doing great Chris! ...and thank you for sharing all your projects and progress!

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

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