platform bed and jr loft bed with stairs combined

Submitted by jarsofclay on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 17:41

Well we just bought a new house and the bedroom was a bit smaller and lower ceilings for two beds. One daughter had a queen and my other daughter was begging for a new loft bed. Well I searched for plans on many different bunk beds and I came to the conclusion that creating one from two different plans would save the most space. So I made the platform bed and the loft bed separately and added dowels to attach them . The girls were ecstatic. It turned out beautifully!

Estimated Cost
200
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
I used pine
Finish Used
Dark mahogany with the one step polyurethane. Two coats makes it beautiful brushed with the grain.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

Comments

jarsofclay

Fri, 08/02/2013 - 18:21

This is my first bed turned out great had alot of challenges though my cordless drill died couldn't find my charger for it so I had to use a corded drill. Then I got a cordless with two fully charged batteries and the batteries drained quickly. One battery died on the first screw...man I was mad had to go back to my antique drill. So this took me a few hours longer than needed ... I think I put in maybe 15 hours into this.