Twin over Full with Trundle, storage stairs

This project took a week to build.  Working during my boys' nap time and late nights, I was able to complete everything in about 7 days.  I used cedar, and sealed with Cabots Bleaching Oil.  The cost of wood for the beds and stairs and drawers came to about $700.  The extra cost came from the additional side rails on the top bunk and the stairs and drawers.  Still comes in about $500 less than if bought commercially.  The famiy loves the bed and as my kids are 2 and 3, I expect to get many years out of the bunk bed.  Side note:  I had to add quite a few brackets and angle joists to secure and minimize wobble due to the additional weight of the top bunk.  (2 2x4s from the 4x4 to the side of the cleat and side rail of the bottom bunk, on the back side only, made a world of difference)

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
Cabots Bleaching Oil
Recommended Skill Level



Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:28

Hey there, I absolutely love your bed. The $700 scares me a little but i will not be using cedar. I will be doing everything else just like you. Thanks for sharing.