Camp Twin Bed Frame [Fits under the Camp Loft Bed]

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Build your own twin bed frame, our free woodworking plans make it easy!

We love this 2x4 and 2x6 bed.  It's sturdy and cute and easy and inexpensive to make.  And we also love it under our matching Camp Loft bed - so you can create a bunk bed with stairs system for shared rooms.

Reader submitted photo by cajsawallwork has modifications from the plans

loft bed with stairs and bed underneath

Our Camp Twin Bed Frame fits under the loft bed with plenty of room, or it can work on it's own.

dimensions diagram for twin bed frame
Fits a standard twin sized mattress


Shopping List
  • 6 - 2x4 @ 8 feet or 92-5/8" stud length
  • 1 - 2x6 @ 12 feet long (can cut in half for transport)
  • 50 - 2-1/2" self tapping wood screws
  • 20 - 2" self tapping wood screws or brad nails (used for attaching slats)
Cut List
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 44"
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 23"
  • 2 - 2x6 @ 38"
  • 3 - 2x4 @ 38"
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 76-1/2"
  • 2 - 2x6 @ 71"
  • 10 - 1x4 @ 38" - slats - can use other materials or omit for a bunkie board or box springs


Cutting Instructions

Cut boards with a miter saw (recommended) or a circular saw using a straight edge as a guide.  Straight cuts are very important to the success of your project.

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Circular Saw
Power Sander


Step 1

Build the headboards and footboards as shown. 

Use 2 screws per joint.

TIP: Once you complete the headboard and footboard, we recommend painting or staining them and the 2x6 siderails before moving into the room for final assembly.

Step 2

Attach the 2x4 cleats to the footboard and headboard with three screws per joint.

Step 3

Add 2x6 siderail to the outside of the 2x4 cleats with 2-1/2" screws from the inside.

Step 4

Lay slats in bed frame about 4" apart and screw down with 2" screws.



Thu, 02/04/2021 - 17:32

It should be noted that 1 2x6x12 is not enough for this bed. Will need an additional 2x6x8 to make the 2 2x6x71" and 2 2x6x38" cuts.
Otherwise, great easy and cheap build.