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Posted on How would you build this bunk bed?

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#1 posted 01-24-2018 02:16 AM

How funny,
I m getting ready to build something similar.
Mine will have a pop up trundle bed under the bottom bunk.

- jbay

That is a pretty cool looking setup! What is the overall height? I like the trundle bed feature, but don’t know if I could comfortably squeeze everything in with 8’ ceilings. They like to have sleepovers, and that would make things real convenient.

Thank you for sharing!

You could certainly build it several ways but if it was to be built as the one in the image, a Festool Domino and glue combination would make a quick job out of it and sturdy enough to survive a couple youngsters.

- Mario

I don’t have a festool in my lineup of tools, but I see what you’re getting at. I’m a pretty good salesman, but I don’t think I could sell this to my wife as a reason to buy a new tool.

if you do need/want to make some of the joints reversible for ease of transport….rockler has some beefy cross dowel bolts. They worked great joining the 4×4 s I used to build my workbench. Striplox is a company with some new(ish) products that work like bed rail connectors but more sleek.

- Walker

I’ll have to take a look at those.

I would pre-finish the largest sub-assemblies that would fit through the door and do the final assembly/touch up inside.

- Mario

That’s likely what I’d have to do. I’m not a fan of finishing in place, but this thing is massive, so some of it will have to be.

Understood. However, don t forget you have to get it from the shop to the BR somehow unless you do the assembly there. Will you pre-finish the pieces or do both assembly and finish in the BR?

- bilyo

Yeah, I think like Mario said, I would probably break it down into sub assemblies. The largest I could safely get through the doors. Then assemble/finish in place. It’s not ideal, but because of the room I have, it’s probably my only option.

Thanks again everyone!!!

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