Fort Bunk Bed | Full Size | Custom

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Project by Chris Davis posted 06-18-2015 01:30 PM 3084 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this bunk bed with a fort in mind. One the unique things about this Fort Bunk Bed is that both the top and bottom is full size.

One of the challenges is that 56” wide panels are not easily available to make this neither is the 76” front panel. To make that happen without a distinctive seam, I grooved each panel to look like planks of wood. I then hid the seam in one of the grooves. The seam is reinforced use dominos cut with the Festool Domino. It was finished in March 2015

-Maple wood (A grade with a few more knots then normal)
-Provencial Stain by Minwax
-Lights and Lowes

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#1 posted 06-18-2015 02:28 PM

nice looking piece

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#2 posted 06-18-2015 04:03 PM

that’s pretty legit, my kids would go nuts for that!

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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#3 posted 06-18-2015 05:39 PM

I agree, my kids would love that. Who am I kidding….....I want to sleep in the top bunk.
Really cool although changing the sheets sure looks like it would be a hassle.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 06-18-2015 08:35 PM

That may be why it was built in a full size. To allow room for a grown up.

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#5 posted 06-19-2015 01:47 AM

This would definitely keep a child from falling out of bed. I second the concern about being able to change the sheets on that top bunk. Very cool design though.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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#6 posted 06-19-2015 05:34 AM

Outstanding bed/house. Kids will enjoy, I bet. I like the windows most.

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#7 posted 06-19-2015 02:26 PM

This is great, a fun design that kids will most defiantly love.


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#8 posted 06-20-2015 04:23 AM

Little House on the Prairie…fort needs towers and Gatling Gun…i love the light on top…nice job!

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#9 posted 06-20-2015 04:47 PM

Oh yea! Kiddos will really like this

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