Full size bunk beds for my grandsons.

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Project by Firewood posted 11-01-2017 11:42 PM 1486 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m finally down the home stretch on my latest project. This has taken quite a while since we decided to move in the middle of the build.

The beds were built based on plans from Wood Magazine and started out as twin beds for my grandsons. I decided to stretch them to full size so they could get more use out of them as individual beds down the road.

The top bunk does have safety rails; I just haven’t mounted them yet.

The beds are all solid walnut. The screw holes in the ladder are finished with ebony plugs. I finished them with 4 coats of Waterlox Original.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#1 posted 11-02-2017 11:22 AM

Bravo, well done, and brilliant idea for thinking for the futur, I’m sure they will enjoy it for a long time, and walnut is a very nice choice
Keep on making saw dust

-- andrek

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#2 posted 11-02-2017 01:15 PM

very nice, that is a lot of walnut!

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#3 posted 11-02-2017 01:26 PM

2 Grandsons?????............might as well throw the ladder away. Half the fun is climbing up the side and jumping off the top. :)
Well done…...Walnut is beautiful.

Hey, just noticed Waukesha. Me too. Near Pebble Valley & Grandview Park. Small world.

-- "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 11-02-2017 02:28 PM

Thanks everyone. All in all it was a fun project. Yeah, it is a lot of walnut (especially if you saw the scrap pile). But the price couldn’t be beat.

I know what you mean about the ladder. The safety rails will just give them a higher jump-off point. LOL

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 11-03-2017 09:56 PM

What a good grandpa you are!
You did a beautiful job and what a smart move making both ‘Full” size.
Congratulations on a job well done.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#6 posted 10-01-2018 12:06 AM

Really beautiful work here. I love the style and the through tenons. Absolutely amazing!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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