We had been wanting to get another set of bunk beds for our boys for some time. Ian was sleeping on mats that pulled out under the bed (and slept on the couch most nights) and Eli was still on a toddler bed. We asked our friends (Korry and Taffee Nielson) who had custom built bunk beds for their girls to come look and give us a quote for bunk beds for the boys. A few days later they asked if we wanted to buy their custom set. They were looking to get rid of them as they were planning to move in the near future. We went and looked at the bunks and measured and decided to go for them. I asked them to give me a few days to get the room prepared (cleaned and painted) before we got the beds from them. They were happy to let us take all the time we needed. On July 30th, it worked out that we could get the beds moved. We configured them differently than our friends had them, and it worked out great in the boy's room! The bunk had a piece of gutter hooked to it that made a perfect little reading nook. Eli and Lindey quickly got their fuzzy chairs and filled the gutter with books.
Here is a better picture of the reading nook with the books in the gutter.