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Beach Hut Bed

  • July 10, 2014

islandboyby5
islandboyby5
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islandboyby5

My six-year old granddaughter loves the beach and wanted a big girl twin bed. With limited bedroom space the best solution was a raised twin bed with room underneath a desk or space for a friend to sleep over. Having never built anything complex I found a set of prints online for a project that I thought could be accomplished with the few Ryobi tools in my collection, a circular saw, drill and bits. An old electric sander made the finishing of surfaces ready for paint. I was lucky to have a friend who let me borrow his Ryobi miter saw to complete the task so I could accomplish all the angled cuts for the framing and stairway. $300 dollars worth of lumber, and two weeks of a labor of love created the attached result.

The biggest challenge was building the slanted stairway instead of just attaching a straight ladder to the front of the bed that came with the plans, and making minor modifications to dress up the windows with window sills. My granddaughter and her family were amazed by the new addition, as have all my neighbors who saw a pile of lumber turn into a fantastic piece of furniture.

I had to purchase a Kreg jig kit to attach certain pieces of the supporting structure, and think that the project gave me an appreciation that a novice can build a functional piece of furniture that will be passed down in our family. I have gained a lot of confidence completing this project, and look forward to finding another task to challenge a retired grandpa in the near future.

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      • Difficulty: Intermediate
        Categories: Furniture
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      • TWO BY FOURS, ONE BY THREES, ONE SHEET OF 5/8TH INCH PLYWOOD, ONE BY FOUR PINE BOARDS FOR ROOF AND WALLS, SCREWS FOR ATTACHING ALL PIECES, LAG BOLTS FOR CENTER FILLER OF BED AND STAIRWAY.

Comments (6)



  • Great way to utilize space in a smaller bedroom
    By missboous, on July 21, 2014

  • Great job
    By Wall817, on July 21, 2014

  • I myself have built a lot of projects and know how the end product shines from proper planning and care of how the materials are used. and from what I've seen here with bills project is a attention to detail an craftsmanship unsurpassed even from the most skilled craftsman. Great job bill you've given the community of woodworking a great accomplishment here.
    By mwaltersaleen, on July 21, 2014

  • Told you it looks good. jeremy haha
    By Hoosh, on July 21, 2014

  • What a great idea for a kids room!!
    By turkey1, on July 22, 2014

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Beach Hut Bed

by islandboyby5
Jul 10, 2014

My six-year old granddaughter loves the beach and wanted a big girl twin bed. With limited bedroom space the best solution was a raised twin bed with room underneath a desk or space for a friend to sleep over. Having never built anything complex I found a set of prints online for a project that I thought could be accomplished with the few Ryobi tools in my collection, a circular saw, drill and bits. An old electric sander made the finishing of surfaces ready for paint. I was lucky to have a friend who let me borrow his Ryobi miter saw to complete the task so I could accomplish all the angled cuts for the framing and stairway. $300 dollars worth of lumber, and two weeks of a labor of love created the attached result. The biggest challenge was building the slanted stairway instead of just attaching a straight ladder to the front of the bed that came with the plans, and making minor modifications to dress up the windows with window sills. My granddaughter and her family were amazed by the new addition, as have all my neighbors who saw a pile of lumber turn into a fantastic piece of furniture. I had to purchase a Kreg jig kit to attach certain pieces of the supporting structure, and think that the project gave me an appreciation that a novice can build a functional piece of furniture that will be passed down in our family. I have gained a lot of confidence completing this project, and look forward to finding another task to challenge a retired grandpa in the near future.