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My wife ran across these photos of a bunk bed that I made for our granddaughter for Christmas 5 years ago. It is made using construction grade yellow pine. I purchased kiln dried 2"x 12"s @ the local 84 Lumber and riped and planed them down to needed thicknesses. I never intended for it to be used as separate beds. However, just in case, I allowed for it to be cut exactly in half. Then turn the top bed over, change out the mattress supports and "Wallah", with a little finishing, you have 2 matching beds.
These photos are of the before finish sanding and finishing stage. I used 1/2"X 8" lag screws with washers and lock washers to attach the bed rails and biscuits for the joinery for the stiles and rails. I used 1" wooden plugs to cover the holes.
I will follow up with some finished photos as soon as I can take some.
P.S. This is a heavy duty bed and has with stood a lot of climbing and play!
God bless

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Hey Gene, Great job there. Nice pictures of something that will be in the family for many many years. Great talent you are showing us. Wish I had some. Thanks for sharing this to all of us.
 

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Nice job, It looks like it will stand up to a lot of climbing and playing. I look forward to seeing the finished pics.
 

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Nice job Gene. I am sure that your granddaughter has appreciated these bunk beds. As she gets older I am sure that she will better understand the significance of the project. The beds look solid and well built. I am looking forward to seeing the finished product.
 

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very versatile…i have two young daughters and think that at some point I will make some…great job…
 

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That looks mighty good for construction pine!
 

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Wow Gene, you found straight lumber at 84 Lumber??? LOL Don't think I've ever seen a straight board or flat sheet of plywood come from the place [grin] Nice looking beds can't wait to see them finished. Keep me posted.
 

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Gene, Those look great. Good planning on the seperation if they ever want to do that.

CtL
 

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Very nice. And pre-engineering for two solo beds is a great idea, too.
 

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That will last for ever. Great job Gene!
 

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I like your work, great job! I can your passion in wood.
 

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Hi Gene

Great looking bed. You do some nice work there my friend. I like your design of being able to turn it into two beds. It should last a life time.

I remember making a bunk bed for a guys camper once out of solid oak. When I delivered it, he said "I can't use it in the camper". I asked, what is the problem?? "It's too beautiful". He put the bed in the house and I made him another bunk bed using less expensive wood.

Say Hi to Gregory for me.

God Bless
tom
 
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