8 Simple Strategies To Constructing Inexpensive Bunk Beds For Youngsters

By Douglas R. Williams

To build bunkbeds for your own youngsters, you must have the supplies and equipment ready, start creating the mattress frame, attach the 38-inch beam to the 75 inches beam, drill 2 holes into the ends of the 75 inches beams, connect the plyboard sheet, drill holes into the 88 inch posts, start assembling the bunkbed, and connect the mattress and dowels.

Several moms and dads would like to have their youngsters sleep on bunkbeds to save on space. Here are the ways you could follow to create cheap kids bunk beds:

Have the supplies and also equipment ready

You’ll need 4 posts that measure 8x8x12 inches tall, four beams that measure 2x4x38 inches, 4 beams that measure 2x4x75 inches, plywood sheets that measure x38x75 inches, 2 dowels having 175 in. measurements, sixteen three-inch wood screws, sixteen ten-inch bolts with washers as well as nuts, 25 1-inch wood screws, sand paper, a drill with auger, screwdriver as well as regular bits, a circular saw and a longer, thin nail.

Begin building the mattress structure

Get two pieces from every single beam type which you have, 8 of the three-inch wood screws, 12 of the one-inch wood screws, a plyboard sheet as well as the nail and drill. The particular drill bit you use should really be smaller compared to the three-inch wood screws diameter. Begin drilling into the 2 edges of one the seventy-five-inch beams and make sure to drill through the face. There needs to be a length of about one inch between the slots as well as the end of the beam.

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Attach the 38-inch beam to the 75-inch beam

Set the 38-inch to the 75-inch beams so that they make an L shape. Square them off in order for their surfaces may fall into line. Drive a nail into the screw slots you created in the 75-inch beam until it marks the 38-inch beam. Drill 2 additional holes into the 38-inch beams tip. Repeat the drilling operation for the contrary tip of the seventy-five-inch beam. Drive the wood screws to the slots you drilled to connect the 38-inch beam to the seventy-five-inch beam. Repeat the drilling procedure for the second seventy five-inch beam.

Drill 2 holes to the ends of the seventy five-inch beams

Make use of a drill bit that is a bit bigger than the bolts diameter and start drilling two slots at the end of the 75-inch beams. The actual holes should be half an inch from the internal side of the 38-inch beam so when lined horizontally it should be half an inch from one another as well as from the border.

Attach the plywood sheet

Put the plywood sheet on the frame you have formed. Now you can affix it to the frame with the 1-inch wood screws. Utilize 1 screw for every corner, 2 for the longer parts and 1 for the shorter sides.

Drill holes to the 88 inch posts

Start creating the support frames by drilling slots into every one of the 88 inch posts. Utilize a drill bit that’s a little bit larger than the bolts diameter. The slots should’ve a distance of 2 inches from the edge of the wood and one ft . from the end of the post. Drill an additional hole which is perpendicular to the other drill slots. It should have a size of one inch and should be six inches apart from the end of the post. The particular auger bit must be utilized for this phase. Continue doing this stage for the other three posts.

Start creating the bunk bed

Set the framework of the bed with the lower pair of holes on the posts. Affix the framework as well as the posts together utilising 8 bolts and washers. Continue doing this phase for the frame of the upper bunk.

Connect the dowels and mattress

Typically the dowels will be used as safety side rails for the bed, so slide these into the largest slots. Once the dowels are fastened tightly, now you can add the bed mattress.

You have now successfully built a bunk bed for your kids.

About the Author: Written by Douglas R. Williams. If you’d like ready-made

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, be sure to visit http://www.bunkbedsnow.com/cheap-kids-bunk-beds.html.



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Woman arrested after caught living in man’s closet

Saturday, May 31, 2008

In the town of Kasuya, Fukuoka, Japan, a 58-year-old woman was arrested after surveillance tape from inside an unnamed man’s home showed her living in his closet.

According to police, Tatsuko Horikawa had been living in his closet for over one year. One day when the man left, she walked through his front door which had been left unlocked. From then on, she would take small amounts of food from the kitchen and even take showers. When the man noticed food missing, he set up cameras to catch what he thought was someone robbing him.

The woman had placed a small bed mattress into a enclosed shelf area inside the closet to sleep on and when police searched the apartment, they found her curled up in the closet.

“We searched the house … checking everywhere someone could possibly hide. When we slid open the shelf closet, there she was, nervously curled up on her side,” said Hiroki Itakura, a police spokesman.

The woman, who was described by police as “neat and clean”, will be charged with trespassing.

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Cosmetic Surgeon: How To Choose The Right Surgeon For Your Procedure

Submitted by: Abigail Aaronson

Choosing a cosmetic surgery procedure may be an easy decision, but picking a cosmetic surgeon can be much more difficult. You’ll have to consider skill level, bedside manner, location, and even availability. Here are some of the most important considerations to take into account when choosing the perfect cosmetic surgeon.

1. Check Credentials

A plastic surgeon should always be board-certified, have many years of experience, specialize or have significant experience with the specific procedure you’re considering, and have gone to an accredited medical school. It’s also wise to check the cosmetic surgeon’s past history. Check for malpractice suits by doing an extensive search on the internet. Some states also release certain records to the public. See if these area available where you live.

2. Consult with Several Surgeons

When making a big decision, it is important to explore a variety of options. After narrowing down your initial research to a handful of qualified surgeons, choose three to four for an initial consultation. Many times these consultations are free or the cost will be deducted if you choose to undergo the procedure with that particular surgeon. Meeting with different cosmetic surgeons will help you compare prices, techniques, and bedside manner.

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3. Experience

Many surgeons perform multiple procedures, but often times they specialize in a particular technique or with a specific area of the body. This does not mean that you necessarily need to choose the top cosmetic surgeon in his field, but many patients feel more comfortable choosing a surgeon that has a more limited scope of practice.

Some surgeries are more straightforward to perform than others. The average breast augmentation is generally a fairly routine cosmetic surgery while nose jobs tend to be less predictable and more individualized. Generally, the more complex of difficult the surgery, the wiser it is to choose a specialist.

4. Bedside Manner

Although credentials and skill trump the most pleasant of plastic surgeons, bedside manner is still an important factor to take into consideration. You should feel a certain level of comfort and confidence in surgeon and the care you will be receiving.

Does the surgeon answer your questions completely and honestly? Is he available if complications arise? How accessible is his office and staff? Does he take his time and not rush you during the consultation? These are all important questions to ask when making a decision.

5. Location

Unless you’re particularly lucky or live in a large city, you might have to make some travel accommodations for your cosmetic surgery. Some people don’t mind traveling great distances for specialist or top doctors, while others simply can’t afford the expense.

You’ll also have to consider spending a few days at a local hotel immediately following the surgery before you’re fit enough to travel back home, as well as the possibility of having hiring a nurse to assist you or a trusted friend who can accompany you.

If travel expenses are simply out of your budget, be sure that more local options are just as desirable, or consult with your surgeon’s office to see if they can be of assistance in finding you a more affordable deal.

About the Author: Monroe plastic surgeon is knowledgeable, highly skilled, and friendly and will perform your cosmetic surgery at a discreet, private surgical facility accredited by the Joint Commission. Visit


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U.S. Army Surgeon General: Many soldiers with personality disorders can perform well

Saturday, July 8, 2006

The U.S. Army’s surgeon general, Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley, told reporters Friday that soldiers exhibiting personality disorders would not be automatically discharged because many can continue to perform their duties well. However, the army did discharge more than 1,000 soldiers last year for personality disorders. Among them was Steven Dale Green, who now stands accused of raping a young Iraqi female and murdering her and her family.

Kiley also said; “There is something very demanding and tough about being in combat. And anything that would be perceived as being weak and not ready and tough carries with it some stigma.”

U.S. Defense Department officials announced last month that they have set up a task force to study the mental health of American troops. The 14-member Mental Health Task Force’s primary job is to produce a required report for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Congress before June 2007 that lays out a long-term plan to improve the effectiveness of the military’s mental health treatments, according to a Pentagon press release.

On May 4, prior to the creation of the task force, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer said the military faces a “mental health crisis” and criticized the Pentagon for inaction. In a letter to Rumsfeld, Boxer noted that 25 soldiers committed suicide in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2005, up from 20 soldiers the year before.

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  • 1 Three-year-old New Zealander chokes to death on candy
  • 2 Golf: Zach Johnson wins 71st Masters
  • 3 New York couple taking taxi to Arizona
  • 4 Vocational nurse charged with fatal Houston fire
  • 5 Iran starts industrial-scale production of nuclear fuel

The New Zealand Police has reported that a three-year-old boy choked to death on Saturday afternoon, due to what they believe was a piece of candy at his birthday party.

The parents did call New Zealand’s emergency number, 1-1-1, after their son alerted his parents to the fact that he was choking. The paramedics were unable to revive the Napier boy when they arrived at the scene.

The case has been referred to a coroner.


Relatively unknown golfer Zach Johnson won the 71st Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Johnson shot 3-under-par 69 in Sunday’s fourth round, to win by 2 strokes over Tiger Woods, Retief Goosen, and Rory Sabbattini.

Johnson won a purse worth US$1,305,000 and a lifetime qualification to the Masters Tournament, held annually at the Augusta National Golf Club.


A couple living in New York City have decided to take a taxi all the way to Arizona. Betty and Bob Matas are retiring and leaving the city for good. What started as joke, has become reality, in part to spare their cats from traveling in a jetliner cargo-hold. They have negotiated a US$3,000 flat fee instead of the metered rate, which was estimated at US$5,000.


A vocational nurse working for Dr. John Capriotti, a plastic surgeon, was accused of setting the fire that wounded several and killed three people in Houston, Texas on March 28. She was allegedly trying to cover up the fact that she hadn’t completed the paperwork for an upcoming audit.

The fire began in Dr. Capriotti’s office on the fifth floor and quickly spread to the sixth. Arson investigators from the Houston Fire Department, the FBI and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had been working to determine the source of the fire.


Iran announced that it has started industrial scale production of nuclear fuel involving hundreds of centrifuges. The announcement comes as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reasserts his nation’s nuclear rights in the face of two rounds of sanctions by the UN Security Council, which is seeking a halt to such work.

The United States denounced the declaration, saying it showed Iran was defying the international community.



Monday, November 29, 2004

Digest for 29 November-5 December 2004

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Digest for 29 November-5 December 2004

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A Few Essential Steps To Finding The Perfect Southern California Home}

Submitted by: Stephanie Huey

When a person is wanting to find the perfect Southern California home, there are certain steps that they should take in order to be certain they get the home of their dreams. With that being said, for many starting the entire home searching process it can be a bit overwhelming, especially for first time home seekers. For that reason, we wanted to create this article to provide our readers with some essential steps they should always include regardless, if this is your first home purchase or not, so lets begin!

When an individual is searching for their ideal California home, starting the process can at times become very perplexing. However, the first crucial step that we advise our reader to do ahead of all else is to contact a professional real estate agent. The reason we are putting that as the first step, is because you can save yourself a lot of much time by involving these professionals to help with your home searching aspects.

While you can use your own approach, the agent often times will have more resources made available to them within their listing database long before it becomes available on the open housing market. In addition, they will be able to match your own criteria on what youre wanting in your own perfect Southern California home to those ready for purchase. The next step, in finding your ideal home is going to be to determine how much of a home you can comfortably afford.

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While it can save you and your agent plenty of time if you are already pre-approved for a certain loan amount, but many people struggle with getting past this step on their own. With that being said, this is yet another great reason we highly would suggest to our readers that they work with a real estate agent on this crucial step. Often times, they can help you to get approved for your loan faster than if you went through all the red tape at your own bank.

However, the agent will not be able to fix bad credit scores for you, but they can advise you on how you can improve it on your own in order to help you to get approved for a larger amount. Now that you know what amount you can afford, the next step will be to start looking into California homes within your starting budget. However, please keep in mind that this is only the initial step within the process.

Nonetheless, there is one crucial step that we feel does need to be mentioned to our readers before we end this article. When you feel that you have located your perfect California home, never skip requesting that a home inspection be done prior to you signing any legal forms to buy it. Furthermore, by working closely with a professional real estate agent he, or she can easily help to ensure you get that request as part of the deal.

This step alone can help to protect your overall investment from unexpected repairs that might be otherwise overlooked. For many people they tend to be more focused at the time of purchase about the happy aspect that they have finally found their ideal Southern California home. Once those legal papers have been signed, it will then be too late to make the previous owners fix that costly repair that they forgot to disclose to you at the time of sale. However, by letting your real estate agent help you in getting this home inspection you can catch those issues, and get them resolved before you make this costly investment.

When a person is trying to find their perfect Southern California home, at times the entire process can be overwhelming to complete on your own. However, we hope that our article here has helped you to better understand some of the many aspects that are crucial for you to always include on your house searching needs. Finally the best tip we would like to leave our readers with is to take that time out, and discuss all your options over with a professional real estate agent who can effortlessly guide you into locating your perfect California home today.

About the Author: Stephanie Huey is a member of Team ECHO, a group of highly-experienced agents at Keller Williams Palos Verdes. Stephanies previous experiences in nursing have taught her the importance of providing quality care and service during challenging situations. These skills coupled with her attention to detail and passion for helping others give Stephanie an edge as a real-estate agent. She is also fluently bilingual, giving her the ability to interact with both Spanish-speaking and English-speaking clients. She is dedicated to helping clients navigate all of their possible avenues and choose the best options for each unique situation. She understands that making your experience personal and providing exceptional service is of the most importance as you make decisions that will shape your life and ultimately influence your lifestyle. Stephanie believes in going above and beyond what is expected and creating clients for life. Stephanie specializes in working with first time home buyers and veterans.




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Wikinews interviews William Pomerantz, Senior Director of Space Prizes at the X PRIZE Foundation

Regardless of who wins the prize, people all around the world will be able to experience the mission through high-def video-streams.
Saturday, August 28, 2010

Andreas Hornig, Wikinews contributor and team member of Synergy Moon, competitor in the Google Lunar X Prize, managed to interview Senior Director of Space Prizes William Pomerantz of the X PRIZE Foundation about the competitions, goals, and impacts via e-mail for HDTVTotal.com and Wikinews.

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