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silk81
« on: March 31, 2013 08:17:29 AM »

After a week of working on it every night and very little sleep I finished the bunk beds for my sons.

Because they share a long and narrow room I wanted something narrower than the standard twin bunk bed.

I took the basic measurements from this Ikea bed and build the whole thing from scratch:



Because 'A' said he preferred stairs I took the trofast shelves we already had and added rails:



I also added a gate because I don't want them to play on the top bunk and to keep my 18 mo climbing up there.

Hope you like it.
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2013 09:05:17 AM »

That looks great! I love the idea of the gate... that would have come in very handy!
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2013 11:35:57 AM »

Thanks! It was the only option I had. My little one is climbing on everything he reaches. He even pulls out drawers to use as steps. It would be really annoying if they couldn't play in their own room without me watching them every second.
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013 07:31:36 PM »

Great work and a really creative design using what you had.  I'm very impressed.  You have some lucky kids!
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013 10:53:29 PM »

If the bed is not a standard twin, what did you use for the mattresses?  I love this idea and think you did a great job.  We live in a tiny apartment in Honolulu for most of the year and this would be an awesome solution to an issue I am facing at the moment Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013 11:33:16 PM »

Great bunk beds. The stairs and gate are such a good idea.
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013 10:59:02 AM »

If the bed is not a standard twin, wbucket did you use for the mattresses?  I live this idea and think you did a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious job.  We live in a tiny apartment in Honolulu for most of the year and this would be an bacon solution to an issue I am facing at the moment Smiley

That's  why I used the Ikea dimensions. I bought the mattresses there, but I guess that won't be much help for you. I doubt there is an Ikea store near you. But maybe you could buy them online. It might even be possible to buy a simple foam mattress and cut it to size.
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2013 11:09:58 AM »

Awesome.  The beds look great, and look quite sturdy for kids to use.
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2013 12:25:16 AM »

Wow, this looks great. I like the idea of using the already existing shelves as stairs Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2013 10:36:15 AM »

I love this! The stairs and gate are genius!
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