How to Make Bunk Beds and Bedroom Storage With Ready-Made Cabinets
Turn a bedroom wall into a storage unit with bunk beds using ready-made cabinets and basic lumber.
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Install Upper Cabinets
Position assembled upper cabinets into their proper places, then secure to one another as well as to wall braces and bed frame supports using a drill and 3" wood screws (Image 1). Once cabinets are secure, cut ready-made side panels to size using a table saw; secure to bed frame supports with wood glue as well as a nail gun and brads (Images 2 and 3). Measure, mark, cut, paint and install fascia as needed to fill any gaps along the front (Images 4 and 5).
Paint Bed Fascia & Install Safety Rails
Using a roller handle, roller sleeve and paintbrush, paint bed fascia with two coats of semigloss latex paint (Image 1). Next, attach safety rails to fascia using drill and 3" wood or metal screws. Tip: Standard railing can be found online or at home improvement stores; however, custom railing can be easily made from galvanized metal pipe, flanges, threaded nipples and elbows, resulting in an industrial look (Image 2).
Attach Door Fronts and Hardware
Attach hinges and door fronts in their proper places, then use a drill to secure hardware to each door front (Images 1-3).
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