Hey everyone. I finished these solid maple bunk beds a couple of weeks ago and I’m feeling pretty happy with how they turned out. I think they look real nice. It took me two long, cold months in the shop to build them. It was a lot of work but definitely worth it and now there are signs of spring so the cold doesn’t even matter. I did learned a lot and I’m sure I made a few mistakes along the way. The funny thing is, I can’t really remember what they were. I definitely cursed a lot and drank a couple of beers but that comes with building anything. So we’ll say I didn’t make any mistakes…
I do think these bunk beds are the nicest thing I’ve ever built (I know I say that every time). It may not look like much, but there was a lot of detail that went into them. When I started building them I had an idea of how they would look. I’m sure all bunk beds look the same, but I think they are a step above the rest. I really like the style of Scandinavian furniture and I think they fit that category. Or maybe it just looks like I glued some wood together and put a mattress on top and bottom. That works, too. But I can say these are better than my last piece and the piece before that. When I was young I had quotes all over my bedroom. One of them said, ‘Practice without improvement is meaningless’. I’m sure that is debatable, but you know what I’m saying, right!? I’m just trying to keep it real with myself and the people who read this. I fuck up all the time and things break, but I’ll fix them and push forward. When I do mess up it’s not because I cut corners or rush things. I just don’t have the experience or expertise. I’m consistently reading and researching proper techniques, so hopefully this will lead to a decrease in my mistakes. Well, lets jump into the the bunk beds. It’s a big one.
The cutest model.
That’s how I built bunk beds. I’m sure there is an easier and faster way to do things, but I’m happy with the way they turned out! I still have lots of things in the hopper I’m trying to get done, but lately I feel like I’ve been stuck in a gutter filled with old, wet leaves. I’m not being as productive as I’d like to be or maybe I’m just trying to do 27 things at once and nothing is getting done…. I’m sure my wife could direct you to the correct answer.
Well, that’s all I have to say today. Have a great long weekend everyone.
Below are a few buildfs I finished but never posted about.