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!
2 coats of Valspar "Barista"
1 coat of poly