Building A Bed For Fun and Profit

Alright, I have to say it, I really enjoyed building the monster triple bunk bed. It was great to spend time with my boys, teaching them some basics of woodworking and getting a few pounds of sawdust in our eyes, ears, nose and throat!

Not only do I have an extremely sturdy and handsome bed at a fraction of the cost of a store bought one, but I now have my first two orders for a budding new business.

Say What?

Yes! Two orders! Here’s a prime example of turning a hobby or skill into money. I’ve had several friends over to the house while I was in the process of building the bed, and three of them said they want me to build one for them. Nice! Two are actually willing to pay what I have to charge to make it worth it, but I’m pretty excited.

Too bad I’ll probably end up investing my profits in tools to make the process more efficient. But, then again, I like tools…

There you have it, I wasn’t even looking for business but it came to me. I can use my skills to earn a little extra money, and of course I’m giving real consideration to setting up a site and selling beds online for profit!

A little love for the creator of the plans that I love so much:

Order a plan from OP Loftbed

Let’s see if I can get a picture of my triple bunk modification posted on his site… stay tuned for more. For now, here’s a short video of us putting it together.


One Response to “Building A Bed For Fun and Profit”

  1. Ricky Spears says:

    David – I’m glad you had a great time building your OP Loftbed and that your boys are enjoying it too!

    We would love to see pictures of your triple bunk bed and hear about the modifications you made to make it a triple bunk bed. Although we don’t offer plans for a triple bunk (nor are we planning to offer them at this time) we do receive a request once a year or so for plans or advice.

    So, as long as it’s based on our base plans, we would love to add a picture of it on our web site.

    Thanks for telling your readers how about your great OP Loftbed experience too!

    Thanks – Ricky Spears – President, OP Loftbed Company

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