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Old 11-30-2013, 03:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Just remember, measure 2x (or3-5x) and cut once.
... a better plan than the one I heard that goes, "I dunno what's wrong - I cut this board three times and it's STILL too short!!!"

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I have been watching Amazon's Lightning Deals for Christmas presents, but have spent far more on myself. I bought a 24" full HD monitor and an HDMI to DVI cable for my 20" monitor. I keep using the 15.6" full HD TV that I bought in Afghanistan as a monitor. It sounds crazy, but I do this all of the time for school. I should have just purchased the cable and not the monitor, but I did not want to lose resolution. I also bought a bike rack, a 19-in-1 multi-tool, a random-orbit sander, a VHS-to-DVD thing, a drill kit with accessories, and metal shelves to hold everything. It is nice to finally organize my tools and if I ever have the time, I could actually do something with them!

As for further accumulating space-wasting possesions, kind of. My girlfriend keeps bringing over stuff even though I remind her that she does not live here, but even with her stuff, including a seat for her next to my recliner, I actually have less stuff than I did a few weeks ago. At some point I will take a suitcase full of books and some other stuff to Goodwill and I have a bunch of computer stuff that I need to try to recycle. I have a now-empty Army storage box that I may just keep in my trunk and two big Army storage boxes and several cardboard ones that I still have not sorted, but I need to get rid of some of that.
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I thought that we had a more recent thread, but the search box shows zero "Loft bed" threads. I made this in Paint [completely messing up 3d], had my brother draw it, and was planning on claiming that I followed his diagram.

I plan on making it eventually, but I keep not getting to other projects. I designed it around my Ikea loft bed ladder. That frame is a normal double, while this is a twin XL, so I am unsure what else I can use.

Bob on I Like to Make Stuff added drawers to his daughter's bed.

I just have huge rolling duffel bags. I am unsure where I would put those if I built the loft bed with a desk underneath like I want.
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At university they charge you for the kit to loft your bed, but if you and your roommate stack your beds to bunk them they don't charge you for that kit!

Lofting is great for optimizing storage space....unless you're prone to falling off the bed.
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That is why you have a railing!

I believe that I had the top bunk for the duration of Basic Training. I never had any issues rolling off.
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w/ normal ceiling

I've been sleeping on one since 1983. I needed all the usable floor space I could get. No regrets and no going back to convention.
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Hey! Mortice and tenon joints. I didn't know you are a master woodworker.

I'd probably go with half-laps since I don't have morticing chisels.
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I haven't made anything yet!

You don't have a chisel to round off the corners of the tenon?
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You can cut the tenon on a table saw, but the chisels are for opening up the mortices.

Maybe you don't even have a table saw for the half-laps? There's always Ken Isaacs' Microdorm from Pop Sci 1968.


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I've used the three-way join on smaller projects. It's hell for stout.
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You can do half laps with a circular saw or even in dire straights any hand saw. My understanding is the asians do this amazing joinery on their temples with hand tools.

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