6 DIY Bunk Bed Plans (Build Your Kids Dream Bed)

Imagine you could build the bed that your kids have always dreamed of?

It would likely be a bunk bed as kids just love them and sure you can easily buy one and it would keep them happy but imagine taking it to the next level?

Imagine building a dream bunk bed, with a cute little ladder, from scratch and your kids remembering it forever, it's exciting isn't it?

I'm in the process of building one from scratch and I'm constantly looking for inspiration and DIY plans so I'm happy to share what I've found and love so far. 

Here are 6 kids DIY bunk bed plans for you to be inspired by...

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1. Fix This Build That Kids Dream Loft Bed

Watch as some basic 2X4's are turned into a kids dream bed on the Fix This Build That Youtube channel, it's magical.

The fantastic thing is that once the wood is cut it's really easy to assemble into the bed then sand down the wood with a sander, apply a little paint with a paint edger an and you're done.

Words cannot do it justice so just watch the full video here...


2. Rouge Engineers 2x4 Bunk Bed Plan

Rogue Engineer aka Jamison and his wife Jamie both love to build stuff, I love this couple already!

This project came about when one of his readers (Amanda) reached out to ask him to create plans for a simple series of bed that can be built out of 2×4’s as she was headed to the Dominican Republic on her very first mission trip to make 15 beds for the kids (awesome!)

And so this 2x4 bunk bed plan was born, check out how it looks...

You can see the full, step by step, plans and awesome photos that Amanda took from the Dominican republic showing Rogue Engineers work being put to use right here.

3. Jen Woodhouse's Triple Bunkbed

Jen is a self taught carpenter who loves to solve problems and build and she built this whilst pregnant and whilst looking after triplets, talk about being awesome!

Jen built this beautifully painted triple bunks (it's gorgeous!) for under $200 too which considering how good it looks is fantastic, check it out...

A triple bunkbed built for triplets

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Jen clearly has a beautiful home, an eye for design, and is a great DIY'er so I'm very impressed.

You can see here full plan and pictures here

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Bed Assembly - Storage Bed
  • Assembly of 1 customer-supplied bed per product instructions
  • Product should be in the room where it is to be assembled before provider arrives. Moving product after assembly is not included
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Bed Assembly - Bunk Bed or Trundle Bed
  • Assembly of 1 customer-supplied bed per product instructions
  • Product should be in the room where it is to be assembled before provider arrives. Moving product after assembly is not included
  • Room must have sufficient space to perform assembly
  • Cleanup work area. Take packaging to customer's bins unless customer declines
  • Products requiring additional work may result in an updated estimate from provider
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Bed Assembly - Bunk Bed with Storage
  • Assembly of 1 customer-supplied bed per product instructions
  • Product should be in the room where it is to be assembled before provider arrives. Moving product after assembly is not included
  • Room must have sufficient space to perform assembly
  • Cleanup work area. Take packaging to customer's bins unless customer declines
  • Products requiring additional work may result in an updated estimate from provider
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ZINUS SmartBase Tool-Free Assembly Mattress Foundation / 14 Inch Metal Platform Bed Frame / No Box Spring Needed / Sturdy Steel Frame / Underbed Storage, Queen
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4. Viktor at TheDIYPlan Bunk Beds With Stairs

Viktor is a self proclaimed creator, design, and repurposer who prefers to fix broken things than replace them and make stuff he wants over buying it, I love his ethos!

He built this DIY bunk bed out of necessity due to having limited space in his apartment and he's done a fantastic job, see...

A DIY bunkbed built for small spaces

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Viktor shares his steps to build it and the chance to purchase his printable PDF with the full plan on it here.

5. Jays Custom Creations Bunk Bed

Jay and his wife decided that after buying their house they would no longer buy any furniture and instead make anything they need. 

With family due to visit he decided to build somewhere for them to sleep and this is how his creation came to life.

To see his full story and his step by step guides then check it out here.

Did You Enjoy These DIY Bunk Bed Plans?

I really hope some of these bunk bed DIY plans have inspired you to build your own (if you're comfortable doing so).

It can be a fantastic way to save money, get your hands dirty, and have a lot of fun then at the end of the project you have a really practical item you can use for years to come that your kids will love!

Now please go out there and build your kids dream bed!

Last update on 2022-11-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API