Bunk Mila, built by our customers with this manual
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DIY furniture plan with diagrams Bunk ‘Mila’
This bunk bed also provides additional space for a lot of books or other items. You can put the bed with the book wall in the corner of the room or not, so you get a nice sheltered spot. This piece of furniture is entirely made from sheet material. If you opt for plywood (an obvious choice), then you will see a nice striped pattern on the ends. Some parts may also be made of MDF, in order to save costs. There are even customers who use scaffolding timber or pallet wood. With the extensive roadmap, saw table and cut plan can not fail. Excluding slats.
We have naturally tried to make the design as beautiful as possible. For this bunk bed, we have taken particular account of a few things:
The additional lower bed we create additional context and make the construction firm. We pay much attention to screw connections as possible to keep out of sight. We also describe how to make any connections with dowels in some places, so you do not need screws at all. If you want to paint the furniture in a solid color, you can suffice with neatly eliminating threaded connections using putty. Our joiner tips describes how to do this.
We always try to make our furniture as efficiently as possible from standard size sheet or board material. DIY bunk bed Mila with two beds can be made from three standard 122 x 244 cm sheets. In the case of this bunk Mila you can save money by making the non-bearing parts of MDF.
Finally, the design takes account of the capabilities and limitations of a typical DIY’er and their tools. If you have a hand saw (and in some cases a jigsaw) and a drill and know how to handle them, then you should be able to make all of our furniture. If you have access to professional tools, then of course it will be even easier.
As you might have already seen in the photos of clients who built bunk bed Mila it’s really easy to make changes to the dimensions and/or design. The clear cutting list and design drawings help to give you the confidence to make any changes you like.
The downloadable manual is in the form of an A4 booklet for you to print out yourself. At the start you’ll find a list of necessities, such as the wood (board or sheet material), screws (size and quantity), glue and any other parts. Also listed are the tools that you will need and a cutting list with dimensions of all the parts that make up the piece of furniture. Bunk Mila also has a cutting plan, which shows the most optimal way to cut the individual pieces from standard sized boards.
Each furniture plan contains a number of relevant tips about choice of material, sawing, screws, glue, sanding, painting, varnishing, etc. When dowels are given as an alternative, there is also a detailed explanation so that you can get started with full confidence.
Finally, there is a detailed step-by-step plan for the construction of the furniture, with clear diagrams and simple explanations.