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How to build kids' bunk beds

The cutting list for bunk-ends and ladder

Note: The list below is for the two bunk-ends and the ladder only.
To make the complete bunk set, you will also need the materials listed on the previous page.


[h] bunk corner post ¾" x 3 1/2" (90 mm x 19 mm) 57½" (1437 mm) 4
[j] bunk-end rails ¾" x 3½" (90 mm x 19 mm) 31½" (787 mm) 8
[k] bunk spacer ¾" x 3½" (90 mm x 19 mm) 7½" (187 mm) 2
[m] ladder side ¾" x 3½" (90 mm x 19 mm) 41½" (1037 mm) 2
[n] ladder rung (wide) ¾" x 5½" (140 mm x 19 mm) 22" (550 mm) 1
[o] ladder rung (narrow) ¾" x 3½" (90 mm x 19 mm) 22" (550 mm) 2
[p] bunk guardrail ¾" x 5½" (140 mm x 19 mm) 1 @ 40" (1000 mm) 1

You will also need a small piece of MDF board or plywood about 5/16" (9 mm) thick to make some nut guards from.

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12 only 5/16" (8 mm) carriage bolts 1 ¾" (45 mm) long, plus nuts and washers.
10 only 5/16" (8 mm) carriage bolts 2½" (65 mm) long, plus nuts and washers.
60 wood screws 1½" (38 mm) long.

Note Check the bolts will go through two thicknesses of wood and three thicknesses of wood respectively, and take a washer and nut neatly. It is important that the bolt does not stick out past the nut when tightened. If so, cut excess length off with a hacksaw.

bunk bed ladder and end pieces

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