Low ceiling bunk beds. Draw your bunk beds clearly. There are actually plans available online and you could copy one of those if you wish. The style suggested here is basic. It’s an all timber unit which means you will need 8 legs and 4 horizontal pieces which run the length of the bedding unit. The old rule of ‘measure twice and cut once’ certainly applies here. And before you even buy the timber, measure the mattress. There will be two, one for every bunk. But it’s pointless making the beds if the mattress is then too big.
The legs are attached to the horizontal pieces of wood with bolts meaning you need to drill holes and have bolts, washers and nuts. If you are not sure about anything, ask at your local hardware store where the staff ought to be only too happy to give advice. If you take your drawing to the store, they may be able to give you some tips relating to your building project. You need slats of wood to form the camp of each bed and these would be the foundation for each mattress. These slats also give stability to the entire product unit. If you wish to paint or stain the furniture, remember that the greater the quality of timber, the better will probably be your finish. Again hardware and timber yard operators can provide you with free advice on materials and the benefits.
There are two important extras or rather essential items. I refer to the steps as well as ladder enabling the child sleeping upstairs to get to and off their bunk and the safety rail for the upstairs bunk. For safety purposes the steps ought to be solid and child friendly and the safety rail is actually to prevent a child falling through the top level. And don’t forget the ceiling of the bedroom. For those who have a low ceiling make sure that the sleeper does not protrude causing the potential for your children to hit their head. Measure first and be sure that the height of the bunkbeds is low enough to prevent ceiling collisions. Low ceiling bunk beds, low ceiling loft beds, low ceiling bunk bed plans, low ceiling loft bed ideas.
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