I've got a growing family, and like most people we're always looking for better ways to use our space.
My two oldest boys share a room and wanted a bunk bed so they could spread out little, and I was happy to build them one. So I began looking at every bunk bed I could find for inspiration, but could not find a single design I liked.
So as typical, I started sketching out my own ideas trying to figure out a design that was sleek and minimalist, but still rock solid.
And this is what I came up with!
Despite the clean and simple look, this is an intermediate level project that is fairly complicated. However, I've made an effort to be as detailed and thorough as possible in this instructable, so ideally anyone with the necessary tools has all the information needed to reproduce this bunk bed.
If you end up making this and have any questions along the way, please ask!
The bunk bed is made from two identical platform-style, twin-size bed frames that can be used individually or together.
When used together, the bottom frame is inverted and sits flush on the ground, so no more lost toys, missing homework assignments, or junk shoved under the bed when it's time to clean up!
The overall height of the frame is only 40 inches and mattresses can be slid on and off easily if desired, so making up the beds is much easier for kids than it would be on a typical bunk bed frame.
The frame is made from a single sheet of 3/4" plywood, along with two boards that are used for the mattress platforms.
The total cost for all materials was $130.
Alright, let's do this!