Finishing and final assembly

1 Finish-sand the beds, side and headboard safety rails, and ladder. Apply a stain if desired. (We left ours natural.) Apply the finish, lightly sanding between coats with 320-grit sandpaper.

2 Reassemble the beds in the bedroom, screwing the plywood bottoms (K) to the top of the cleats (J). If used as bunk beds, use the holes in the safety rail supports (Q) as guides to drill mating holes in the top bunk bed rail (I). Screw the side and head safety rails in place. ♦

Written by Marlen Kemmet

Project design: Dave Ashe; James R. Downing

Illustrations: Roxanne LeMoine

Photographs: King Au; Hetherington


Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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