Bunk Bed Plans showing how to build a Bunk Bed that separates into two twin beds and a trundle bed (sleeps 3) that also doubles as a huge storage drawer. Plan covers construction of bunk bed only or bunk bed with trundle. This bunk bed measures 65" tall by 81" long by 42 1/2 inches wide and uses standard size twin mattresses in the bunk beds and a twin that is shortened by 7" in the lower bed. It can easily accommodate adult weight in all three beds. It uses widely available easy to obtain materials. You can build it even if you have little or no woodworking experience using a circular saw, an electric drill, a power sander and a few hand tools. By purchasing our plan set you can build your own Bunk Bed saving hundreds of dollars and still have a good quality solid sturdy bed like those built by Bunk Beds Unlimited. The hardware kit includes all bolts, screws needed to complete the bunk bed. Additional hardware such as wooden drawer handles and heavy-duty carpet casters for the storage drawers is available by ordering the bed and drawers hardware kit. (*Please note that lumber is not included.*) Our hardware kits are higher quality, much more convenient and usually a better price than if you purchase the items at your local home center. Price includes shipping on hardware kits to all 50 United States (others write for details). Great value!
Posted by Scott on 9th Sep 2014
- the parts list is spot on and the cut diagrams leave very little waste.
- the bed itself is very solid, no concerns about things falling apart.
- the measurements are, for the most part, very accurate.
- there are a few inconsistences in measurements across different pages. Attention to detail on their part would have prevented this, attention to detail on your part will save you time, money and aggravation.
- not all measurements are listed in the diagrams. There is unnecessary detail on some diagrams and totally left out measurements on others. To be fair though the missing measurements weren't too hard to figure out.
- there should be a better way provided to allow alignment of the upper and lower beds. The idea is to find the exact center of two 2x6s, hand drill the holes and end up with something that doesn't look like a third grader's science project. There are methods for doing this but the instructions say to either measure (the least accurate) or buy a jig (adds a lot of cost to the project for 4 holes). I went on YouTube and found a method that required a drill press to be accurate but cost me nothing and aligned the bunks near perfectly.
Overall these plans are a good deal if you've never built a bunk bed before and don't want to spend the time coming up with your own design. With a moderate amount of skill and a few extra tools the downsides listed here are relatively easily overcome.