Hi, I’m going to make a bunk bed and was hoping for a some advice regarding my joints and any other glaring mistakes in the design.
Make a bunk bed where the top bunk is as low as possible (so that comforting child at top & making bed is easier) while still allowing some breathabillity under bottom mattress. Don’t want to see fixings on the outside.
Are butt joints with pocket holes and little wooden dowels strong enough? Should I be doing mortice & tenon? Will the end sections be rigid enough
Does it look strong enough?
Are the guard rails strong enough 50x20x1820mm?
Ideas for kind of wood? strong, bit more interesting than pine , not too expensive.
Anything else wrong?
Main Posts are 100x100mm
Height of guard rail is 1370mm = good
Head room for bottom bunk is 707mm = not great but ok for now (child currently needs 600mm)
Bed will able to be broken down into 2 ends, side rails, ladder, slats and guard rails.
Each step on ladder is 285mm
Side rails are 150x25mm glued and screwed to 38x38mm
Side rails will sit on slots into the posts of 25x65mm.
Thanks for any feedback or advice