50 Modern Bunk Bed Ideas

Bunk beds are all about combining a fun, playful vibe with space-saving solutions that help maximize available room. A loft bed is an evelated bed allowing you to use the space underneath for items such as a desk, shelves, futon, dresser or a video gaming center. The holes at the bottom of the legs were drilled ahead of time to match up perfectly with the 2 legs at the head of the bed. And I think much sturdier than Ikea or anything; it will be my summer project-I have to have major back surgery, and my bed is like -well it’s a hodge-podge that I threw together during cancer (books hold up part of it)-And thanks for showing how to do the cut-down with-out a dado-cutter, as I, and a bunch of us out here, don’t have them.

We handcraft each bed in a few days to your exact specs so we can make it fit any ceiling height, mattress thickness and room size. Sketches Beds, bed rails each having 2 × 2 (1.5 x1.5″) attached to the bottom inside edge, where the slats supporting the mattress break, when using construction wood to build furniture, you need to carefully select the board to be used. This DIY toddler loft bed features a cozy reading nook underneath, and a fun tractor design using plans from Ana White. The cost of purchasing our bed is about the same cost as a two semester rental.

Adding the outside 2×10 by using 3″ screws and putting 4-5 in each board through to the smaller 2×10 already attached to the wall. Follow the principles here and your built-in bed will make your home a cozier place, while also delivering some efficient storage space. This enables the lower bunk to be raised to provide more storage and there’s space for storage under the upper bunk as well. I tried to integrate different techniques in the different plans to help you build your best possible bed.


Start by determining how big you want your raised bed to be. If you’re not sure, start with a 4×4-foot square, a distance most people can reach the middle from both sides of. Then rake and level the ground so that your raised bed will lie flat. A smart way to go about incorporating bunk beds is to choose custom designs and built-in units that are crafted with the dimensions of the room in mind. The outer frame is made with pallet wood and inner space is filled with attached pallet tables with metal rim for best supporting berth for your bed. This crafty project transforms a regular box spring bed into a reupholstered, upcycled platform bed.

DIY Furniture Plan from A loft bed that works with an entire system of plans to get your teen more space and storage in their room. Another huge advantage of a raised garden bed kit is that you don’t have to excavate earth in your back yard. All the required materials can be found at a local hardware store and we offer free shipping to any place in the United States. Below is my current favorite system for building a raised garden bed with tapered sides.

You can create a built-in bed anywhere you like, though the work is easier and more economical if you make use of existing interior walls and corners wherever possible. You can use any kind of plywood here because it will be hidden from view, but I used my favorite brand, Purebond Hardwood Plywood Read about why Purebond is the healthier alternative here The frame is built out of regular ‘ole Spruce 2×4 studs.

There’s no need to place landscape fabric underneath the raised bed, unless you have a problem with perennial weeds which might make their way into the raised bed. Child’s Bedroom with Elevated Plywood Bed and Paper Lantern – love idea of a lofted bed with storage underneath! I love the design and the closet proportions look like they could be about right to do this in my home as well. To make it much easier for me to visualize, I drew up plans in Sketchup which you can download below. The taller bed may discourage rabbits but you will still need to fence your garden if rabbits are a persistent problem.

Measure the joist spacing where the bed will hang — either 14 ½ inches or 16 inches on center joists, or 22 ½ inches or 24 inches on center joists. While it’s true that beds take up a lot of space, I hypothesize that the accordion design lends itself better to a table than a bed. Note that these are specific for the DIY Starter Kit and built for a full-sized mattress.