Simple Bunk Bed Plans (Twin over Full)

Submitted by Ana White on Tue, 10/15/2019 - 10:25
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Build your own twin over full bunk beds! Ladder plans included.  These free woodworking plans include step by step diagrams, cut list and shopping list.

We also have a twin over twin bunk bed version of this plan.

twin over full bunk bed

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Dimensions
dimensions diagram for full over twin bunk beds
Dimensions are shown above.

Preparation

Cut List

See Simple Bed Plans

General Instructions

Make sure you measure your space before building. The bed parts can be assembled in the room, so doorways aren’t as big of an issue.

Instructions

Step 1

Build the Top Bunk

You will need to build a top bunk made up of two footboards. Simple twin size bunk plans are here. When you add the slats to the headers, start in the center and work your way out. If the spacers do not fit tight at the end spacers, don’t despair. Simpy cut a piece of 1×6 leftover from the header to the exact dimension and use it as the spacer instead of the 1×3 spacer.

Step 2

Build the Bottom Bunk For the bottom bunk, you will need to build the Full Size Simple bed, but this time, build two headboards and no footboards.

Step 3

Assembly Measure the location of the top bunk and mark it on the headers for the bottom bunk. Find the center of the marks and drill a 1″ hole, 3″ deep. Then find the center of the bottom of the legs on the top bunk and drill a 1″ hole, 3″ deep. Use 6″ metal headless bolts or hardwood dowels to hold the bunks together through the drilled holes.

Step 4

Ladder For the ladder, cut two 2x4s 64″ long, with both ends cut at 25 degrees off square parallel to each other. Then on the top edge, mark the top edge in 1 1/2″ from the front top corner. Use a square to mark a line perpendicular to the top cut downward. Cut this line off. These are your ladder sides. Measure and mark the ladder sides and screw the rungs to the ladder sides with 2″ screws and glue. The ladder can be attached with metal brackets or by screwing from the inside of the side rails of the top bunk. Guardrail plans area also available in the Twin Simple Bunk Plans.

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Comments

Susan (not verified)

Sun, 01/16/2011 - 16:17

Hi Ana! We just found your blog and LOVE it! We already have list of items we want to tackle...first being these bunk beds, twin over twin. I have a question though, we've seen several bunks now that have stairs instead of a ladder, since our boys are younger we thought this might be something to consider. Have you ever tried anything like that or any chance you have plans for stairs?? Just thought we'd ask....your plans are awesome and so seeem so easy to follow.
Thank you all these wonderful ideas/plans and your help. :)

pequerg

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:36

Ana, i was looking for plans just like this one for my kids room but the pdf link doesn't work, just like the above comment says... Could you think you could repair the link or send me the pdf? Thanks and congrats for your webpage! It's great and very usefull!!

pequerg

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:37

Ana, i was looking for plans just like this one for my kids room but the pdf link doesn't work, just like the above comment says... Could you think you could repair the link or send me the pdf? Thanks and congrats for your webpage! It's great and very usefull!!

kmt

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 15:04

My wife and I have falling in love with this design but the pdf link to the plans isn't working. Could you help me? Thanks. I love the site.

dvmaguire

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 19:17

I was very disappointed with what you call a 'Plan'. Generally plans have full dimensions and at least some instructions. These are absolutely terrible!

dvmaguire

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 19:17

I was very disappointed with what you call a 'Plan'. Generally plans have full dimensions and at least some instructions. These are absolutely terrible!