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Project by Greyhaven posted 06-21-2010 12:38 AM 2147 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first venture into plywood furniture construction. Almost everything in this piece was made out of Birch plywood. Laminated pieces of plywood together and used fiberglass resin to seal up the edges. Painted with enamel paint. This was made for the grandsons, one loves the Broncos and the other loves a book series called “Warriors”. Made them both happy. This one took a long time and I needed to assemble it at my shop at work. Not enough room at my home woodshop for this monster.

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#1 posted 06-21-2010 01:25 AM

Awesome! What a thoughtful and well executed piece of furniture. Great job Brian. Oh yeah, Happy Father’s Day Grandpa!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#2 posted 06-21-2010 01:45 AM

Thanks Lenny. It was a perfect project to please the two boys at once. Definitely well worth the time and effort.

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#3 posted 06-21-2010 04:57 AM

bahaha those stairs are amazing. i like it

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#4 posted 06-21-2010 05:18 AM

Nice job and cool design

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#5 posted 06-21-2010 06:44 AM

Great Bed!
Well except as a life long Seahawks fan there is just something about the Bronco’s, even if we are in the NFC now!

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#6 posted 06-23-2010 03:42 AM

Here’s a little info I was requested by email to post.
For sealing the edges I used fiberglass resin. Normally you would use it with applying fiberglass mat. Purchased it at Home Depot back in the paint area. One pointer or recommendation would be mix the resin in small batches( I think I mixed around 24 to 32 oz at a time.) Be quick and slather it on trying to work out bubbles if there are any. And just a warning ” Do This In A Well Ventilated Room !!!” And I gave it about 7 days to cure up before continuing on with it. This stuff really smells when mixing the resin with the hardener.
Other than that, pretty basic and easy to get.
Hope that helps,

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#7 posted 07-16-2010 11:48 PM

Thanks for posting this, I am starting on bunk beds for my son and daughter this weekend I have been looking for the stairs set up like yours for a long time and yours is the closest I have found. Thanks for the ideas and pictures. What is the size of you post’s.
Thanks Walt

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#8 posted 07-16-2010 11:55 PM

Nice bunk beds.

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#9 posted 07-17-2010 05:05 AM

Thanks for the comments. The posts are 2 3/4” x 3 1/4”. I have had previous experience with ladders for bunk beds without ever being totally satisfied. I found some companies that make steps and really liked the idea. Don’t think I’d ever make another bunk bed without a set of steps. Good luck on the bunk beds Stuk. Post some pics when you get a chance.

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