Bunk Bed Building Plans
Construct 2 "boxes" from the eight 2-by-6 pieces described in the material list below. The outer dimensions for the finished boxes will be 41.5" by 78". I used 3-inch deck screws in shallow 3/8" holes with wood-plugs. Mark the four corner posts as shown in Figure 4 with marks that are 9" and 48" up. Attach corner posts to boxes with #10 finish nails for the sake of holding things together while drilling holes for the carriage bolts. Check for squareness. Drill 3/8 holes for the carriage bolts through corner posts and boxes. Attach the 4 corner posts.
Bunk or Loft Beds
For students in a dorm looking for more space, a bunk bed that is strong, inexpensive and easy to build, may be the answer. If you are looking to loft your bed and put your desk or a chair or other furniture under it, these plans will work for that too. And if you are just looking for an inexpensive, yet sturdy bunk as a temporary unit.. take a look. I built this with my daughter in a couple hours, took it apart and loaded it in her car and she put it back together at school with no trouble at all. Except her bed was 3 inches wider. So we needed to make the cross pieces (C) 36 inches long and replace the original ones. Oh, well, measure twice, cut once! These plans were ones supplied by her boyfriend's university as the official bunks allowed in the dorms.
OP Loft Bed Plans
Plans and Drawings. For information about the dimensions of the completed bed or the materials that are needed to build one of our beds and how much they will cost, choose the style of bed that you plan to build from the list below.
How to Build a Loft Bed With a Desk Underneath
A loft bed is a great space-saving solution for a child’s bedroom. This design will give your child a cool place to sleep, a fireman’s pole to slide down and a handy place to do homework. Design and layout the bed. Allow enough height for your child to be able to sit up in bed. Our loft bed has a study area underneath. One end of the bed is held up by a desk with hutch, and the other end is held up by two bookshelf towers. Instead of a ladder, we built a staircase with the desk running right into one of the stair treads. As a special request, we also installed a fireman’s pole next to the bed.
How to Build a Loft Bed
Follow these step-by-step instructions and create more floor space.
Measure the mattress, adding a couple of inches on both sides for sheets and blankets and adding about 2 feet to the length to create a sitting platform. Create the top frame by attaching one 2-by-4 to the end wall and one to the side wall with lag bolts through the boards and into wall studs. Attach the front board and the other side board by driving pan-head steel screws through the boards and into the wall rails. Make a column to support the loft platform by attaching two 2-by-4's at a 90-degree angle to the outer unattached corner with pan-head steel screws.
Perfect Loft Bed
The unit, which was designed by contractor and parent Kent Hicks, has a weight capacity of 250 lbs., measures 44" wide by 82" long (by 72" high with the railings), and is designed to take a standard twin mattress. Here are step-by-step plans for your very own loft bed. Would your child like having a cozy play space in her room and the chance to always sleep on a top bunk? Do you have access to and are you comfortable using tools like a circular saw, power drill, socket wrench and framing square? Can you read and follow basic woodworking plans and instructions?
Building a Loft Bed
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