The four (4) end ladder legs (corner posts) are 2x6's and are either 73" (regular height) or
85" (extra tall) length or 39" for the high rise bed.
Cut 4 ladder legs from the 2x6x8' boards.
spacing between the rungs is 11". So you get, starting from the bottom, an 11" gap, then a
3-1/2" rung, then 11" gap, then 3-1/2" rung, and so on.
Notches need to be cut into legs to fit a 2x4
(1-1/2" x 3-1/2") rung. This can
in a few ways:
(1) Doing one leg at a time, use a table saw and
a dado blade, slide the board over the blade to
cut the notches, this is for experienced
(2) Clamp all four legs together, using a circular
saw, cut a series of slits 1-7/16" deep and about
1/16" apart. Then use a chisel to clean
Doing one leg at a time, using a 3/8" drill bit,
drill a hole at the base of each notch. Then
using a jig saw cut the complete notch out from