My girls are 5 and 6 years old and they share a room. We don't want them in a bunk bed and their toys and stuff get a scattered all over the house. So I came up with the idea of mini-loft twin beds. The mattresses are 3 feet off the floor and they will be able to put all their stuff underneath, or at least that's the plan.
They wanted painted furniture so I have built the frame out of kiln dried douglas fir (2x4's!) that I milled down to the dimensions I needed. The construction is a straight up panel frame with the panel milled out of MDF. Very low brow but it will work for the girls. In retrospect I think I should have gone with poplar instead of fir, I'll keep that in mind for next time.
All the framework laid out on the bench waiting for glue up. It's all been sanded and pre-fitted. I milled the edges of the panels with a router using a bowl bit.
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Glue up and clamping.
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Next I will build the ladders and rails. Then painting.