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Old 01-03-2016, 09:23 PM   #1
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Foldable Bunk Beds

Hey Everyone,

I didn't like the idea of having permanent beds sucking up so much precious real estate in the big beauty.

My dad and I were able to engineer a folding bunk bed (2 actually) and it works pretty well.

The nice part is that (in our case) you get 2 decent sized twin beds and when they are folded up take up about only 7 in off the wall. Kind of like a Murphy bed setup but with bunk beds. Very sturdy and subtle. Cant wait to use them!
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Old 01-03-2016, 09:26 PM   #2
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omg they are sideways SORRY!
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:39 PM   #3
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A couple shots of Jose should take care of that.
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Old 01-04-2016, 12:08 AM   #4
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I built a steel version of bunk beds similar to yours. Mine latch in open or closed position but had to have custom width mattresses made two inches narrower than a twin. Ill try to post a photo or two.

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Old 01-04-2016, 12:09 AM   #5
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Great! My photo is sideways too.
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:22 PM   #6
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I hadn't really considered doing this before - we were wondering about creating a playspace, and I think this would allow for that.

Do you leave the beds made up while folded, i.e. is it just drop-n-sleep?
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:24 AM   #7
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Not really, there is a gap behind the mattress and the bedding will fall behind the beds if left on while folded up.
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How about some dimensions and build notes?
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Here is a photo of the bunk frames without the mattresses. You can see a little better how they are built
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:06 PM   #10
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Here is how they fold up. There is a latch on both sides that release when a chain is pulled.
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