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One Last Bedstead

When my youngest child–my only son, R.–finally outgrew our old toddler bed (which I had originally built for his older sister, and which had then been passed down through the siblings to him, and which I eventually gave away to … Continue reading

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Timber Framed Bunk Beds, part 3: Visible Progress

When timber framing, all of the joints must be cut before the whole structure is assembled.  That’s because the structure is usually too big for assembly to be done in stages.  Another reason is that it’s hard to lay out … Continue reading

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Timber Framed Bunk Beds, Part 1: The Plans

Last year, my wife warned me that the kids were growing out of their cribs and toddler beds, and that we would need to build them some bunk beds this summer.  I started drawing up plans.  The criteria: A three-tier … Continue reading

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