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
$550.00
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine
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
Beginner

Comments

Kesb

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 15:50

I have been looking to buy a bed for my littles one for over a month no luck, if i like they dont like ! showed them  this beds picture, they are crazy about it ,cant stop talking about this bed.

Please coud you send me a plans to : upandown@gmail.com

onestly big job but its worth it..

super!

 

nicbroc

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 19:09

My husband and I would love to make this for our son's room... they are both crazy over tractors and are always "helping" papa on the farm!  Can you send me the plans for it when you have a chance?  Thanks so much!

veau

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 08:04

Veronica would you please send me the plans for the John Deere Bunkbed with Loader This is Awsome and my Grandson would love it! They are stationed in Hawaii and will be moving back to the Mainland in December. I realy appriciate it. My email is veau3@yahoo.com

Lkrochenski

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:23

Hi, I just want to tell you how great of a job you did on this!! I am just wondering if you could possibly send me your plans? 

Khass71010

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 14:33

I've been trying to make plans just from what you used but I'm not doing so great! Would you be so kind as to send your plans to my email as well!? THANK YOU!

 

Khass71010@gmail.com

boysingreen

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 04:01

Hi, I am buying this bunk bed second hand. It's to be couriered from England to Scotland and will be dismantled beforehand. I just need to know a rough weight of it if anyone knows please. It this exact same one and was originally shipped from America. Many thanks Evelyn

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