Simple Bunk Beds - My First "Ana" Project!!

Submitted by margjack on Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:17

I made the bunk beds from the simple bed plan, following tips from others who turned them into bunks. Instead of headboards on bottom and footboards on top, I used all headboards to add height, and made the posts a little longer so that an adult can sit up on the bottom bunk to read during bedtime. (the room has 9' ceilings) I used 2x4s glued and screwed together, as I could not find 4x4 non-pt posts. I made the ladder out of scrap 2x4s and the railings from scrap 1x3s. I did as suggested and attached the bottom header to the bottom of the top bed, which made it easy to attach. This bed is super sturdy! It will be painted one of these days!!

Estimated Cost
$200
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
dimensional lumber - pine & whitewood boards
Finish Used
None yet - will be painted!
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate