Introduction: DIY Bunk Bed Set, With Stairs, Cubbie Shelves and of Course.....a Slide!

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I enjoy making Bunk Beds that are made to last a lifetime! Here are a few that I have made. One of these days, and if someone is even interested, I will make an "Instructional" and walk you through how i make them so you can make one for you and your family! 

Enjoy  :{)


tkuhrich (author)2017-09-29

Do you have plans for sale? I would like to build a bunk bed with stairs as storage too.

Rapturee made it! (author)2017-05-10

So, the neighbor gal also talked me into making her one as well. It is a Full sized raised bed. With a nice Head/Foot Boards that i made out of Cedar! She loved it!


Rapturee made it! (author)2017-05-01

A neighbor gal recently talked me into making her two daughters a cute little Toddler Bunk Bed set. I finished it earlier this morning and got it all set up for them. Now she just needs to add the lower bunk mattress and they're all set to use it this evening!! :{)

Jenica_c (author)2016-08-06

Can you please share your plans for this bunk bed, I'd love to make this for my son!

Rapturee (author)Jenica_c2016-08-06

Hello Jenica and thank you for your interest in my Custom Beds. I do not have a specific set of plans for this one. However i'll see what i can do to come up with something for you to make something similar for your son, how exciting!
Thanks, Mike :{)

Jenica_c (author)Rapturee2016-10-17

We are in the process of making this bed now, anything you can share to help with the slide side?

Rapturee (author)Jenica_c2016-10-17

Hello Janica. I have a new job that has taken a lot of my extra time so i haven't been able to make the plans like i had hoped to, sorry about that. The Slide is really simple. First decide on where you want to locate it on your bed, either from the front or from the side. Then measure from there to the floor and establish the angle of decent you want. The White board material is great to use as it does not allow their little bums to slide to fast. It is a smooth material but not too slippery! After you measure the angle of the decent that you're happy with, that length will now be the length of the slide. You can use either 2"x3"s of 2"x4"s. Cut two of them to length for the two sides of the slide. Then decide on how wide you want it to be, like 14"-18". I then cut several middle pieces of the same 2x3 or 2x4 as cross braces underneath as supports for carrying the weight of the one sliding. I layed the two rails down side by side, marked out about every 12" and cut several pieces to fit in between the two rails. Two side rails are standing upright and the middle pieces are all laying down flat, everything is flush with the bottom of the rails. I then angle cut the two top ends to match the bed rail and the tow bottom ends to match the floor. Later, when you attach the Slide to the Bed rails, I predrilled the holes from the inside of the bed rail and then used two long screws at each attaching side rail. The floor end simply lays flat on the floor. Now that the rails and middle braces are cut out, lay them out and pre-drill two holes one each end, drilling through the side rail and into the middle brace, two screws attach at each end of each piece. Once it is all screwed together(and square), now measure the inside of the two slide rails and cut out a corresponding piece of White-Board. (Prior to installing the White-Board, sand everything their little hands will be next to). Then, I used a small brad nailer and attached the White-Board to the cross-support pieces. Then measure and cut two long pieces of 1/4" round trim to fit, I 45 degree cut each end for aesthetics and brad nailed into place. ENJOY!!

Super Excited you made this set. I'd love to see some pictures too.

Mike :{)

Dynamit3 (author)2016-08-03

Hi - what material is the slide made with? Thanks

Rapturee (author)Dynamit32016-08-03

Thank you for your interest. I make them out of a material called White Board. They are fairly inexpensive at Our local Lowes home improvement store. I also use them for a busy station for smaller ones as a dry erase board. I've also seen the same material used to line shower walls as it is pretty durable. Just make sure when you go to cut it down to the size you want, that you cut from the brown side leaving you a nice edge on the white side. ?

Rapturee (author)2016-07-26

Hello again Natasha, i checked and it looks like Salt Lake City Utah would be half way between us lol.... sorry. :{)

NatashaR15 (author)2016-07-25

im interested very much so

Rapturee (author)NatashaR152016-07-25

Hello Natasha, which set are you interested in and i'll see if i can help you through it. Or, if you are close to my area, i might be able to build a set for you at a reasonable cost and my boys and i deliver it as well if possible. Or maybe we can build it and then meet you half way if that works out better if you live too far away.
Thank you for your interest, please let me know what you decide.

NatashaR15 (author)Rapturee2016-07-25

im in california in the inland empire

KellyJ62 (author)2016-04-15

Have you ever done an outdoor playset? You truly love what you do and it shows, very talented Rapturee!

MelanieP31 (author)2016-04-05

Hi...i was wondering if you can share plans for the twin over full with stairs (picture #3 above). These designs are great, you are so talented!

Rapturee (author)MelanieP312016-04-05

Thank you Melanie. I am currently working on the Plans/Photos for them as we speak. I should have them finished in a couple of weeks or so. Hope that helps, Mike :{)

MelanieP31 (author)Rapturee2016-04-06

Awesome, I am so excited! Thank you.

Rapturee made it! (author)2016-02-12

Here are a few of the other designs i made for folks. Each one that i made was specifically for a family and Custom made for them. Enjoy!

1) Bed is a Twin Loft Bed, with Book Shelves and a Dry Erase Board on the other side for a "Play Station". It also included a neat little sliding closure for the access to the Loft Bed.

2) Is a Full size Loft Bed with an "L" shaped Desk underneath with Stairs and little Cubbie Shelves.

3) Now these were a kick in the pants to build. I made 5 of them for a "Frat House" in the Portland Ore area. The Bunks are Twin XL's and they are 9' tall!

4) is a Queen Loft Bed with Stairs and Cubbie Shelves. This was a neat build!

5) Here is another Hobo Fort/Tree House that i build for a family. It is a Twin over Full and also has the optional Stairs and Cubbie Shelves.

6) This one was a real challenge. I got a call from an older lady telling me she has to take her three teen age grandsons in to her home for a while and needed a custom bed to fit in a little, i mean tiny bedroom in her 1960's single-wide trailer!

7) Here is another Twin Loft Bed with an optional "L" shaped desk underneath.

Enjoy! :{)

Rapturee made it! (author)2016-02-09

Here is another really cool and very special bed i made for a family. They live in the Seattle area, about 5.5 hours east of me! This Tree House, Tree Fort or Hobo Tree House as it has been called, remains one of my favorites to build. I designed it to be assembled and/or taken down in modular sections. Each roof side is it's own separate piece and the front/face and back both come in two sections as well. They were simply built on/over an existing "Loft Bed" design that i have had for many years. I did another one as well that was built over a Twin/Full Bunk Bed set and that family loved it as well. I think that picture is on my other computer that i'll try and grab tomorrow.

Mike :{)

angela1956 (author)2016-02-07


Rapturee (author)angela19562016-02-07

Hello Angela! I do occasionally still make them and i would happily make one for you. I have even delivered and set the up for folks. Thank you for your interest. Mike :{)

angela1956 (author)Rapturee2016-02-07


I like the bunk with the stairs,how much do you charge for them and what state do you live in ?



Rapturee (author)angela19562016-02-07

Hello Angela. For the Twin/Twin Bunk bed set, with the optional Stairs i do charge $450 and that comes natural/unfinished/lightly sanded. I live in the Idaho Panhandle just east of Spokane Washington. I do offer delivery/set-up if you'd like and you are not too far away. Or, i could offer to meet you half way if you are further away then either of us would like to travel. Thanks, Mike :{)

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-02-06

Fun bed design.

Thank you, i have truly enjoyed making them as a hobby over the past 10 or so years. Mike :{)

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