The Crazy Process of Making a Bunkbed!

Hey guys! Sooo this week just flew by and now I’m trying to imagine where the week went! Not much is new here so I’ll just get right into the post! 

 

So a few months ago my sister L asked for her Birthday if my dad and I would make her a bunk bed/desk…which was one of the hardest wood projects we’ve ever attempted! Not only does our shed not fit that large a wood project we also ran into a lot of weird wood shapes we had to work with! 

We used mostly pine and we did use plywood to make the box for the bed to sit on. All the wood we used was from our own property (minus the plywood – the pine was trees we’d cut down and had cut into boards)…unfortunately we had to work around a lot of problems (warped from rain, knots in the wood…etc)

Price:

White Paint – $36

Wood Screws – $20

8 Wood Bolts $1.50 each – $12

The end price was about 70ish dollars, which is awesome because after searching around some of the lower prices for the kind of bunk bed she wanted is about $350, and the highest about 1,000. What was awesome about building it ourselves, was that we could customize it to her height! I didn’t get any pictures through the process (which I will be doing from now on).

The time it took to make: About 15 hours – and because of schedule conflicts, it took us about a month in total to finish it. Making it officially the longest project! 

Basically, we started with the plywood box (the part where the bed sits), then we made the legs and VERY carefully stood it up…after that, we simply had to put on the braces, make a ladder, desk, and the railings. 

 

Funny story about all the “fun” we had bringing it inside…so if you look closely you’ll realize that the bed isn’t exactly light looking so how we brought it in was we took the whole thing apart and carried it in then reset it up! When we took it apart dad and I literally stood underneath it and held it up while the girls took the legs out from underneath it. And guys….it was HEAVY! So me being me, I “tried” to balance some of the weight on my head (does anyone else do that, or am I the only one?). Anyways that didn’t help at all, except to lose my grip even more which didn’t help my poor head at all! 😂😂😂

*Moral of the story – Don’t balance anything over a hundred pounds on your head…it hurts!

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And the end result is…….

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I really like the result and she really enjoys it! The cat has even concurred his fears and climbed the ladder!

*note: no one was hurt in the process of making this bed…except for the few bruises, cuts, headaches, and scrapes.

 

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Also, I came across this picture my sister took of Winnie and me! I believe the photo was taken right after we finished moving a mattress so I just plopped down there and Winnie came over to snuggle! Our reaction towards each other is hilarious!