Just made the triplets there new big girl beds. Pretty happy with the outcome!
Made the beds to match the furniture we bought them...
2x10 8' - 9 of them
2x4-104 5/8" - 8 of them
2x2-8' - 4 of them
1x4-10' - 6 of them
1 Gallon of white primer
1 Gallon of high gloss paint
#8 2 1/2" Screws
#10 3 3/4" Screws
2x10 cut six at 75 1/2"
2x10 cut six at 41"
2x2 cut four at 74" (support rail for mattress)
1x4 cut fourteen at 37 3/4" (mattress supports that rest on support rail...more can be added if needed)
These will make the mattress frames...the longer boards butt up to the inside of the short ends. Screwed in using the 3 3/4" screws then mounted to walls using same size screws right into wall studs. Mattress supports were tacked in with small trim nails so they don't move...my kids are mischievous.
Ladder and supports:
(Measurements allow for 18" of Clarence for the bottom and middle bunks...can be adjusted to ones liking)
2x4 cut two at 62 1/2" (upper bunk ladder)
2x4 cut two at 44 1/2" (upper bunk support)
2x4 cut two at 36" (middle bunk ladder)
2x4 cut two at 26 3/4" (middle bunk support)
2x4 cut six at 12" (two rungs for middle bunk and four for upper)
These will make the ladders and supports for the suspended portion of the beds. See photos for placement. Used 2 1/2" screws to hold ladder and supports together and then used 3 3/4" screws for the rungs.
2x4 cut five at 24" (Three rail supports for upper bunk and two for middle bunk)
1x4 cut two at 72" (Upper bunk rails)
1x4cut two at 53" (Middle bunk rails)
Screwed rail supports using 2 1/2" screws while the rails were screwed in using 1 5/8" screws I had laying around.
If you have any questions feel free to ask...enjoy!
Until Next Time...BYE!