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Bunk Bed's for my Sweetie Pie

  • December 7, 2014

twocutekids
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This project was so amazing! I have been following some pretty amazing bloggers and decided to try making our children their Christmas gifts this year. The plans I used were from Ana White and That's My Letter, having a guide to follow gave me the courage to undertake this project. I used a table saw my grandfather gave me years ago that sat collecting dust for about a decade to rip the 1x1 pieces for the rails and ladder, I swear I could smell his aftershave and feels his love while working. My favorite memories are sitting in his work room, the smell of sawdust and turpentine lingering in the air. Just as I treasure my memories I hope Elena will treasure her bunk beds and maybe someday have memories to treasure of being with me in my workshop.

I used my Kreg pocket whole jig, and my Ryobi corner cat sander to make this, the only two tools I purchased for my projects. I borrowed a 10" sliding miter saw, and now I don't think I can live without one! It was so much easier than using a hand saw, who knew!!! Well, actually, Ryobi for one! It wasn't hard, but it was very time consuming. The building was the easy part (1-2 hours), sanding, painting and sewing took the most time.

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      • SELECT PINE, SNOW BOUND SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT, AND WHITE FURNITURE WAX. I BOUGHT MY FABRIC, THREAD AND RIBBON AT JOANN'S FABRIC.

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  • Looks like it would be very easy to upsize it for older kids.
    By dougie3, on December 11, 2014

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Bunk Bed's for my Sweetie Pie

by twocutekids
Dec 07, 2014

This project was so amazing! I have been following some pretty amazing bloggers and decided to try making our children their Christmas gifts this year. The plans I used were from Ana White and That's My Letter, having a guide to follow gave me the courage to undertake this project. I used a table saw my grandfather gave me years ago that sat collecting dust for about a decade to rip the 1x1 pieces for the rails and ladder, I swear I could smell his aftershave and feels his love while working. My favorite memories are sitting in his work room, the smell of sawdust and turpentine lingering in the air. Just as I treasure my memories I hope Elena will treasure her bunk beds and maybe someday have memories to treasure of being with me in my workshop. I used my Kreg pocket whole jig, and my Ryobi corner cat sander to make this, the only two tools I purchased for my projects. I borrowed a 10" sliding miter saw, and now I don't think I can live without one! It was so much easier than using a hand saw, who knew!!! Well, actually, Ryobi for one! It wasn't hard, but it was very time consuming. The building was the easy part (1-2 hours), sanding, painting and sewing took the most time.