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Old 06-13-2014, 10:43 PM   #1
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Top Bunk Conversion

Started switching the single bunk to a double tonight. First pics, will have it completed tomorrow.
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Old 06-13-2014, 11:21 PM   #2
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Oh wow! I can't wait to see the finished product! We have the same bunk set up and have often wondered if we could somehow (and safely) convert the top to a double. Looking forward to seeing your results - and maybe some how-to along the way?
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Old 06-13-2014, 11:27 PM   #3
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We don't have anything like this, but I love the idea, and the enginuity behind it. Very neat idea and I can't wait to see the final pictures.
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Old 06-13-2014, 11:52 PM   #4
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Great idea, but I'm worried about the approach your pictures are suggesting you're taking. Are you looking to extend the existing bunk?

I would think it would be more stable if you completely remove the existing top bunk and replace it with full width braces and sheeting.
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Yes I will be extending the existing bunk by doubling the support of the cross braces. I could remove the existing braces and replace them but I will just double them and save the time to remove them.
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Build stage completed. Now off to find a matress. Even with the smaller opening, I was able to climb in and out without issue.
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Looking good!
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What's the plan for underneath the new bunk to finish out the covering? Not sure what it is, but I'm guessing that vinyl covered wallboard like on the walls.
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Yes its Vinyl paneling. Won't do anything right now since we will be leaving for summer vacation in two weeks. I won't have another free weekend before we leave. I found the paneling at Rv Nation. I hadn't planned on doing the conversion until my wife reminded me that my daughter felt cramped the last trip and didn't wan't to sleep up there anymore. I have slept up there before and never had a problem, but now the room up there very nice. No worry about rolling over during the night.

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