John Deere Tractor Bunk Bed

Submitted by Veronica P on Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:43

With another baby boy arriving in August, my one and three year olds are moving to a "big boy" room. My oldest decided he wanted a bunk bed and as they both are obsessed with tractors, when I saw the "John Deere Tractor Bunk Bed" plan, I was sold.

We would be needing a twin sized bunk bed though not a toddler. I used the classic bunk bed plans and simply modified them to suit our needs. I moved the ladder to the front, added a rail on the bottom bunk and added a small ladder to the side for my one year old to climb into the bottom bunk.

Once the the frame of the bed was complete, I added the tractor accessories. A couple of storage cubby shelves with fabric baskets for toy tractors which act as stairs up to the ladder and make the tractor bucket at the front. Also, the wheels which are made from joined 1x6s as I find plywood hard to sand and paint to the quality of finish I like. A cab & roof from 1x4s framed together. A side mirror that I decoupaged a picture of another tractor on. I used push lights for the headlights as well as a reading light above each bed (they're on timers so they'll turn themselves off). A steering wheel (play equipment access from toys r us). Also, I built and mounted by the head of both beds a "flat wall book holder" so they would have somewhere to store a few books.

My boys and I are fairly new to building so I spent a lot of time planning and measuring to ensure it would all come together in the end. It paid off because it all went smoothly (even with "help" from my boys). It's not perfect but they're very happy with the result. We also built a John Deere themed "Just my size closet" and even finished with over a month to spare before the new baby arrives! :)

Just want to say a quick thank you to Ana both for the amazing plans and also the inspiration to take on these projects. The time spent with my boys building as well as the resulting treasures are priceless and I would have never realized what we were capable of had I not stumbled upon your website and been so inspired by you and everything you've accomplished. Thank you!

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
John Deere Green paint (home depot was able to color match a toy tractor), marigold yellow and black and polyurethane.
Recommended Skill Level



Sun, 12/27/2020 - 08:25

Hi Veronica! I just came across this and have all the materials ordered and paid for. I'm so excited to be picking them up today!!! Will you please email me plans as well? I sure hope you have this same account!!! :) Thank you kindly


Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:12

Hi Veronica. I did not receive an email. Woul you have time to try again? If you email me your address I can send you my fax number if that's easier too. Thank you so much! I can not tell you how much I appreciate your dedication to this!


Tue, 01/13/2015 - 14:34

Would someone who had the plans emailed to them be able to forward me their plans or in the very least help me out with the deminsions on the loader bucket and tires? I am wanting to get this planned out as we are almost done with the classic bunk bed build. Thank you so much for your help!


Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:41

Hi Veronica,

Would you kindly send me the plans to your bed as well? My son turns 5 in three weeks and I would like to build the bed for him. Thank you very much.


Sun, 02/15/2015 - 14:25

I would love the plans for this bed and any more information you could give me would be greatly appreciated! Do you have the plans for the toy storage you built at the foot of the bed as well? My sons are going to love this!! Thank you for sharing!

Please email plans to:


Sun, 03/15/2015 - 06:59

I would also greatly appreciate any plans you could send me to help us build this awesome bed and storage shovel!


Thu, 04/09/2015 - 10:48

This bunk bed is AMAZING! My almost 6 year old is crazy about tractors and would love this in his room to share with his younger brother. I would love the plans if you could please send them to me. Thank you so much!


Sun, 04/19/2015 - 20:27

Hi. I along with so many others would love to get ahold of your plans. If you send them to me. I promise to find a way to share them with any future posters via a link.

I know your probably overwhelmed with requests for them.

If you don't mind and would like a long term solution to the requests please email them to me at


Wed, 05/06/2015 - 21:18

So cool! I would love to make one of these for my son. If you get a moment I'd be grateful if you'd email them to me at



Wed, 05/06/2015 - 21:18

So cool! I would love to make one of these for my son. If you get a moment I'd be grateful if you'd email them to me at



Tue, 05/26/2015 - 18:17

I would appreciate the plans for my grandsons. They NEED these. They love our tractor so much and would be thrilled with beds like these.


Sun, 07/05/2015 - 09:41

My boys, including my husband who works for john deere, fell in love with this bunk bed. I was wondering if you would be so kind to e mail me plans or a link to the plans. Thank you


Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:55

I love this idea! Do you have the plans and are willing to share?

Thanks, Jane


Mon, 08/24/2015 - 21:56

That's very nice I myself would like the plans for my two boys the oldest turns 3 on Friday and his bday theme is john Deere 


Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:21

If you're interested, I can publish your plans for folks to download, you can edit your original post, above, to include the link to the plans and save everyone time, and teh continous requests for them.  Just a thought.  Let me know.


Tue, 08/25/2015 - 17:51

 Could you please send me a copy of her plans for the bunkbed because I had messaged her but I haven't got a response and am looking to have it done by Friday ..    And I would like the exact measurements to make it look just how she did not the original way 


Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:08

Pls email me the plans and measurements i to have two sons and my oldest turns three on Friday and his bday theme is john Deere 

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