Modified Classic Bunk Beds

Submitted by aclayton on Sat, 06/18/2011 - 18:34

I needed a bunk bed that was a little shorter than average because there is a ceiling fan in my daughters' bedroom. I was originally going to make the fort bed, but decent 2x2's are very hard to come by at the Lowe's in my town. I ended up using the plan for the "Classic Bunk Beds", but I just left off the legs, making it only 55" tall. This made the bottom bunk directly on the ground, which is nice because I don't have to worry about my 2 year old rolling out of bed. I did still put slats on the bottom bunk though just to be on the safe side about all the mold issues that I keep hearing about when you put mattresses directly on the ground. My girls LOVE their new bunk bed and I can't wait to start building more matching furniture for their room!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Less than $150
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Whitewood
Finish Used
1 coat of primer
2 coats of Valspar "Barista"
1 coat of poly
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

Comments

justjayma (not verified)

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 00:00

if you used metal brackets to hold the slats?

Also, did you need more wood than the shopping list accounted for? Thanks.