Loft Bed Turned Bunk Bed

Submitted by ktkadoo on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 09:32

When we started building this bed, we liked that it wasn't too tall for our low ceilings, but could still utilize the space beneath it. As we were building it, we thought we would just put a 2nd mattress on the floor, but when we measured it, we decided we could safely turn it into a bunk bed for our 2 youngest daughters. We just built an additional set of rails. Instead of buying another piece of wood for the mattress support, we used the support from an ikea bed that we weren't using. We put the bottom mattress off the ground around 10 inches.

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Sun, 06/23/2013 - 09:23

I love the stain! Did you change the overall height of the bed? How much head clearance is there under the bottom bunk? We are wanting to build something similar, but I don't want to hit my head when I tuck the kids in.


Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:12

We kept the overall height of the bed the same. I think (and I will try to remember to check in the morning, the kids are all in bed) that there is about 37 inches between the bottoms of each support. WE had another bunkbed and the measurements are pretty similar between the commercial bed and the bed we made.