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With the rise of eco-consciousness, many people are turning to reclaimed wood for their home woodworking projects. Reclaimed wood is good, workable wood that has been reclaimed from barns and other buildings marked for deconstruction or demolition. It is very often much cheaper than wood from a lumberyard. Since bunk bed plans are fairly simple, they are popular among families trying to save money, and reclaimed wood is a popular medium for such projects.
Find or design your plans
Many internet sites offer free plans for bunk beds, and other types of furniture. You can utilize these sites or get creative and design your own plans. You need to select a definite set of building plans in order to calculate the amount of wood needed for your project.
Find your wood
Most builders supply outlets can point you in the right direction when it comes time to purchase the reclaimed wood for your chosen plans. Start by going to a demolition site and simply asking them. Demolition companies occasionally have arrangements to sell recycled timber in bulk to dealers for a very low price, and they’re often willing to give it to you if you cart it away. Make sure you get wood that has never had a coat of paint, and is free of nails or screws. This saves you lots of preparation time, and allows you an unhindered view of the condition of the wood.
Start building Your Reclaimed Wood Bunk Bed
After you get your wood home, lay out your plans and get busy. Simple plans should not take more than a day to complete with the right tools.
A handmade piece of furniture is a future heirloom. It brings years of enjoyment and pride, and knowing that it was built with recycled materials only makes the feeling more complete. Build a set of bunk beds with reclaimed wood to save money and to teach your children the value of recycling.