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How to make bunk beds – Part 1

By building, design, diy, Home, misc., parenting, Projects, Woodworking 11 Comments

We have 4 kids and 4 bedrooms. One of those rooms is for Mommy and Daddy, one is for our daughter, and one is a guest room. So, the 4th bedroom will eventually house 3 boys (I could almost hear you gasp…) Right now, my older two sons (5 1/2 and 2 1/2 years) are sharing it, and my youngest (4 months) won’t move in there for quite a while. We’ve known for a while that bunk beds were in our future, and in my normal style, I wanted to make them rather than buy them. I’ve spent months thinking, researching and looking for inspiration, but after my youngest was born, I thought it was time to really get the project in motion.

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Revamping the workshop/lab

By awesome, building, misc., Projects, über desk, Woodworking 2 Comments

So, my “workshop/lab” is actually a multipurpose room.. as in workshop, office, music studio, laundry room, storage room, stroller parking, etc..

Therefore, it’s FULL of stuff, and I often reorganize the space to make it most efficient for what I need at the moment. I’d been wanting a more functional and versatile work table for quite a while. I have a giant desk, but I wanted something as a work surface.. something I could paint on, drill on, etc. I also had 2 separate workbenches, at different height levels, up against a wall, under storage cabinets, which limited their usefulness.

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