Free Woodworking Plans to Build an RH Inspired Kenwood Twin Over Full Bunk
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4 - 2x6 at 8'
3 - 2x6 at 6'
2 - 2x4 at 8'
2 - 2x3 at 8'
4 - 2x2 at 8'
26 - 1x4 at 8'
2 - 1x3 at 8'
1- 7/8" Round Dowel at 2'
2 1/2" pocket hole screws
1 1/4" pocket hole screws
2" Wood Screws
1 1/4" Wood Screws
4 - 2x6 at 38 1/4" Lower Legs
4 - 2x6 at 30 1/4" Upper Legs
4 - 2x6 at 76" Bed Rails
2 - 2x6 at 33 1/2" Head/Foot Bottom Board
2 - 2x6 at 48 1/2" Head/Foot Bottom Board
2 - 2x4 at 33 1/2" Head/Foot Top Board
2 - 2x4 at 48 1/2" Head/Foot Top Board
2 - 2x3 at 44 1/2" Upper and Lower Head/Foot Top
2 - 2x3 at 59 1/2" Upper and Lower Head/Foot Top
4 - 2x2 at 76" Bed Cleats
4 - 1x4 at 18 1/2" Short/Long Rail Guard Legs
2 - 1x4 at 69" Long Rail Rails
2 - 1x4 at 51" Short Rail Rails
2 - 1x4 at 65 5/8"" Ladder Rails
6 - 1x4 at 16" Ladder Rungs
26 - 1x4 at 13 1/4" Upper Head/Foot Slats
26 - 1x4 at 21 1/4" Lower Head/Foot Slats
11 - 1x4 at 39" Bed Slats
11 - 1x4 at 54" Bed Slats
26 - 1x3 at 6" Rail Bars
4 - 7/8" Round Dowel at 5" - Dowels
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Frame out the Head and Foot Boards: You will need 2 of each pictured here. Use your Kreg Jig set for 1 1/2" stock and your 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and glue to secure.
Secure the Slats for one side of Each Head/Foot Board: Use your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" stock and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue. This first round of slats will sit flush with the Legs and Rails on one side of the Head/Foot Boards, leaving space on the other side for the remaining slats. You will ultimately end up with 2 rows of slats here that stagger.
Tack on the Top Boards: Use 2" Wood Screws and Glue to secure the top boards to each Head/Foot Board for both the upper and lower units. Be sure to countersink these screws.
Fasten the Remaining Slats in Place: These will stagger in comparison to the slats you have already fastened in place and to secure you will use your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" stock and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue.
Create the Bed Rails and Then Secure: The Bed Rails will be 2x6's with 2x2 cleats fastened along the bottom edges. Secure in place using 2" wood screws and glue, and be sure both pieces sit flush on the bottom edge. To fasten the Bed Rails to the Head/Foot Boards use your Kreg Jig set for 1 1/2" stock and your 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and glue to secure. The bottom edge of the Rails will sit 8" up from the bottom of the legs and will sit flush with the bottom boards on the Head/Foot boards.
Tack down your Slats: Use 1 1/4" wood screws and glue to fasten the supporting slats to the cleats. This will act as a box spring of sorts for your mattresses, so you won't be needing box springs for this project.
Add the Long Guard Rail to the Top Bunk Unit (the one with shorter head/foot boards): Build the Guard Rail using your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" stock and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue. You will place your pocket holes in the horizontal Rails, fastening them to the Vertical Legs of the unit, and also in the Slats fastening them to the Horizontal Rails. Then fasten the Guard Rail Unit to the Bed by securing it to the Bed Rails and to the Head/Foot Board. Use your 2" wood screws and glue to secure to the Rail and your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" stock and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue to fasten to the Head/Foot Boards.
Add the Short Guard Rail to the Top Bunk Unit (the one with shorter head/foot boards): Build the Guard Rail using your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" stock and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue. You will place your pocket holes in the horizontal Rails, fastening them to the Vertical Legs of the unit, and also in the Slats fastening them to the Horizontal Rails. Then fasten the Guard Rail Unit to the Bed by securing it to the Bed Rails and to the Foot Board. Use your 2" wood screws and glue to secure to the Rail and your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" stock and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue to fasten to the Foot Board.
Stack the Units: To do this you will need to bore a hole in the Top of the Bottom Unit Legs and in the Bottom of the Top Unit Legs that is 1" in diameter and 2 1/2" deep. Set your dowels into the bottom unit hole, then lift (carefully) the Top unit on top of the bottom unit and set onto the dowels that are sticking out. This is how you keep them stacked, but note that you can, at any time, un-stack them and use them as 2 individual beds.
Build the Ladder: Note that the outer corners of the ladder are angled for safety. You can use your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" stock and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue. Secure the Ladder to the Bunk in the same manner by using your Kreg Jig to secure the ladder to both the Top and Bottom Unit Rails. You can also use your 2" wood screws and glue to secure from the inside of the Rails.
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