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:
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.
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…