Building some bunk beds

07.13.2009 | 10:10 am | 1981 CB650, Bathroom Renovation, General, Goldwing, Led Zeppelin, Project bike

Our two grandsons are coming to stay with us for a while, so we thought we should get some bunk beds for them. After shopping around, we decided it would be easier and cheaper to make some. We found some plans online at:

Bunkbeds Unlimited

This is a bunk bed with a pull out trundle bed underneath.  Bunk Beds Unlimited offered a hardware package for sale, and it was cheaper and more convenient to just buy the hardware pack, so we ordered it along with the plans. That done, it was off to Home Depot for the lumber.

We needed about a dozen 2×6′s, some 2×2′s, and a few 2×4′s, so we picked through the pile, trying to find the straightest ones that were in the best shape. We took them home and got to work cutting them to size.

Once we got the basic frame pieces cut, I fired up the router and used a 1/2 inch rounding bit to round off the edges. The end pieces and a couple of the rails are done and ready to be stained.

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We need to make another Home Depot run to buy the stain so we can match it to the dresser in the kid’s bedroom.

More to follow…

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  1. Great blog – love your post about building the bunk bed! We own Bunk Beds Unlimited, and certainly appreciate your mentioning our company to your followers:) The link to our website, however, is no longer valid. We can be found at:

    http://www.Bunkbedsunlimited.com
    or

    http://www.bunkplans.com

    Happy Woodworking!

    Comment by Sherry | 11.22.2011 | 10:20 pm

 

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