written by: Brad
This stack of lumber costed 70 bucks at the local home improvement store…Not too bad for a set of full size bunk beds
Verifying the .75 measurement of a piece of standard ’1 by’ lumber to set the depth of my dado blade.
I cut dado’s in the frame so the plywood would be inset a bit and also strengthen the corner joints a bit. Here I am setting the depth of the dado blade.
Squaring up the frame using three long clamps hooked end to end. This way I can pull the long side in with the clamps which also holds it in place while I attach the plywood to the bottom.
Fitting in the center part of plywood
I put plenty of screws in this thing…the last thing I want to do is fall through it in the middle of the night!
…And that is it! Pretty basic, but it should do just fine once I get it out there and add some padding to it for the mattresses
Tied down to my ‘redneck roof rack’…that is what my co workers called them!
This is where I am going to mount them
I put a few braces in that the frames will sit on.
I install the first platform and brace it up some more at the front edges.
Going with the same concept for the top bunk, I add some braces on the back wall.
2×4 tie in with some of the smaller braces to stiffen things up a bit.
A few more braces here and there to beef it up a bit.