Mid Sleeper bed - Project

other points to note

don't cut any timbers in isolation i use 4x1" for the slats at 60 to 75mm spacings
start and finnish with a slat and screw a bit off 2x1 or 4x1" flat centrally down the beds full length underneath to spread the load
there will be loads off offcuts from the slats that will be usefull on the ladder

get your matress first then make your base 12-25mm bigger
and secure a freestanding bed to the back wall to stop the noise and for peice off mind as climbing the ladder will pull the bed away from the wall a bit
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Thanks big-all!

One more question. What do you think of using whitewood rather than redwood? The appearance is not super important and this is my first project so if the effect wont be entirely satisfying it would cost me £100 rather than £200.
For this purpose there is not much difference between those timbers.

The quality is what matters, number of knots, straightness of the timber.
I finished the bed some time ago and I would like to show you the effect of your much appreciated help.

I am still going to do some lights and possibly design a different ladder.

Thank you very much for your help!

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