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BB PEP dimensional.wood.bed - simple bed or bunk bed

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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the wood badge in Dimensional Lumber Woodworking.

Hammocks are great.  Sleeping on the ground is nice.  I saw a guy sleeping while standing on the assembly line.  That's all fine but let's build a proper bed to sleep in!








To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - it's a bed or bunkbed
  - sized for a human (adult or kid)
  - no paint, stain, plywood or man-made materials

To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
- the wood you're starting with
- the construction partially underway
- the finished bed

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My 14-year-old wanted a floating bed.  That is to say, a bed that appears as though it is hovering above the floor.  





This shows the cantilevering necessary for the floating effect.



To get this effect requires pimp lighting.  It's not technically part of the bed though, right?   :)  I hope the homemade quilt restores some balance.



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Mike Haasl wrote:
To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - it's a bed or bunkbed
  - sized for a human (adult or kid)
  - no paint, stain, plywood or man-made materials

To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
- the wood you're starting with
- the construction partially underway
- the finished bed



Built a bed for my tiny house. kept it up off the ground so i have more room on the main floor.

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Grand fir for base of bed
Grand fir for base of bed
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i think these are called finger joints?
i think these are called finger joints?
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Getting it level
Getting it level
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Bed installed without boards
Bed installed without boards
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Wood for bed floor....
Wood for bed floor....
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Wood planed and cut to length
Wood planed and cut to length
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Installing the boards. Go battery power!
Installing the boards. Go battery power!
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From below
From below
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From above where i will put my mattress topper
From above where i will put my mattress topper
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My 36 year old wanted to not sleep on a mattress on the ground.  I happened to come into some reclaimed 2x6s so I made a bed.
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starting materials
starting materials
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cut to length
cut to length
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coming together
coming together
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add some feet
add some feet
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you got yourself a bed
you got yourself a bed
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We need more room, we had a lot of old wood sitting around, some of it was from older projects most of it was just weird cut or scrap.

We had a lot of carriage bolts so we decided to use those to give it extra support.

This is a full size loft bed we made. We just can't walk underneath, but it a great place to store our extra junk.

Updated: Here is another picture if you need a different one, it's cool it just might take me a few days or so to get it!



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Bed
Bed
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Note: Could we get a better pic of the bed?  It's covered with so many things that it's hard to identify as a bed.

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I wanted a bed frame tall enough for a lot of storage underneath, and to practice woodworking. Luckily this project should also qualify for a BB. Since I wasn’t sure how good the screws would hold, especially without glue, I notched the wood to be partially self-supporting. I’m glad I did this as some of the boards were twisted and there are large gaps at some joints. Tools used were circular, chop, band and hand saws, power drill, and sandpaper.

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The plans
The plans
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The wood
The wood
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Notching
Notching
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Corner fit-up
Corner fit-up
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Assembly
Assembly
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Finished
Finished
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