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Posted on How would you build this bunk bed?

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#1 posted 01-24-2018 06:17 AM

Mine is 79” to the top. It s going in a room with a 10 ceiling.
Check below to see some standard sizing.

- jbay

Man. Maybe I should’ve been using Bing. Looks like I can get away with 73-75 inches of overall height, and still keep the bottom bunk at a decent distance from the floor, and give either kid that decides they want the top bunk, plenty of room without hitting their head on the ceiling.

I’ve never heard of the moisture thing and am a bit skeptical having owned platform beds with plywood support w/ a mattress only. I never had any issues but I suppose that doesn’t mean nobody would, and I guess the 10min it would take to add the vents to the ply may be worth it just in case

- avsmusic1

I’ve heard of it, but never experienced it. I was researching another type of bed, and it utilized holes punched in the plywood specifically for that purpose. Just to be on the safe side, adding some vents would not be a problem. My initial thought was to use slats with a center support as well.

I’ve seen different examples(I know there are plenty of ways to skin this cat). I was thinking 2×4’s flipped on their side in an “I” set up, and then have a few of them spaced out. I’ve seen 5-6 spaced evenly for a bed of this length/width. Since I’d be using a center support, I’d imagine that I’d have to do a half-lap where each of the slats crossed it.

I can visualize the support system in my head. Putting it to words is the tough part.

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