The Boy Cave

It was time to upgrade my boy's toddler beds to big boy beds. They wanted bunk beds but I was afraid they'd take turns jumping off the top bunk. When I came across the Sweet Pea bunk bed plans I was so excited because the design wouldn't allow them to jump off the top bunk.

I was inspired by someone else on this feed who built doors. I also tweaked the pergola a bit. I also added extra support to the rear panel framing by adding another vertical post from the top of the horizontal post to the top bunk horizontal post and then another from the top bunk to the bottom bunk horizontal post, both directly down the middle. Probably overkill but felt that was a long run for the rear panel sections. I made my roof out of plywood siding panel and framed it on the back side to keep it from bowing and added support. A few more added elements are a dedicated fan for each bunk, reading lights, and led light strips that flash and fade into different colors. 

I had a lot of fun building this and since it's been completed, I've had even more fun building much smaller projects. 

Thank you Jenny for sharing your plans on Anna White's website and thank you Anna White for sharing all of your wonderful plans as well! 

Estimated Cost
$800
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Minwax Water Based Stain in Slate and American Walnut. Mute with watered down antique white latex paint then lightly feather antique white paint for the final touch to get the distressed streaks. Finshed with Minwax Water based satin polyurethane.
Used onyx black latex paint on the roof and antique white on all of the trim.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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