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How to make kid's bunks

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How to make kid's bunk beds

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Page Contents
1: Introduction
2: Identifying the parts
3: About measurements, bunk size, mattress
4: Materials, Cutting list for the beds
5: Materials, Cutting list for the bunk ends  you are on this page
6: PLANS - the bed
7: PLANS - the bunk ends
8: PLANS - the ladder

9:   Making the bed - base and ends
10: Making the bed - ends and side guardrail
11: Making the bunk ends and ladder
12: Assembling the bunk and adding the ladder
13: Finishing - nut guards and screw caps
14: Safety guidelines - must read
15: Safety guidelines continued - must read
16: User Photos/Comments
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The cutting list for bunk ends and ladder

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

Wood

ITEM DESCRIPTION STOCK SIZE LENGTH HOW MANY
[h] bunk corner post 3/4" x 3 1/2" (90mm x 19mm) 57 1/2" (1437mm) 4
[j] bunk end rails 3/4" x 3 1/2" (90mm x 19mm) 31 1/2" (787mm) 8
[k] bunk spacer 3/4" x 3 1/2" (90mm x 19mm) 7 1/2" (187mm) 2
[m] ladder side 3/4" x 3 1/2" (90mm x 19mm) 41 1/2" (1037mm) 2
[n] ladder rung (wide) 3/4" x 5 1/2" (140mm x 19mm) 22" (550mm) 1
[o] ladder rung (narrow) 3/4" x 3 1/2" (90mm x 19mm) 22" (550mm) 2
[p] bunk guardrail 3/4" x 5 1/2" (140mm x 19mm) 1 @ 40" (1000mm) 1

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

Hardware

12 5/16"(8mm) carriage bolts 1 3/4" (45mm) long, plus nuts and washers.
10 5/16"(8mm) carriage bolts 2 1/2" (65mm) long, plus nuts and washers.
60 wood screws 1 1/2" (38mm) 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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