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

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I enjoyed making Bunk Beds for many years. I was so tired of the big box store models and others that i made these to last generations! I made them mostly from 2x4's and 2x6's, here are a few that I made. Sadly for medical reasons, I no longer am able to make them, nor do i have any plans for them sorry.
Enjoy :{)

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RaptureeNguyen6191

Reply 7 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your inquiry. I do not have a set of plans available or for sale. I did however make an instructable detailing how to build a set yourself. If you click on the photo of the "Bunk Beds Montana style" it will take you right to it. Enjoy! If you have any questions while you are building the set, please feel free to email me and i will happily assist you in any way that i can. Enjoy! :{)

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tkuhrich

1 year ago

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

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Raptureetkuhrich

Reply 7 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your inquiry. I do not have a set of plans for sale. I do however have made an instructable detailing how to make them if you'd like to give it a try or have someone else make them for you using my photos and design. If you're having trouble locating it, click on the photo of the "Bunk Beds Montana Style" and it will take you to it. If you are making them and have any questions after viewing my instructable, please send me an email and i'll be all too happy to answer them the best i can and assist you as you build a set. :{)

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Raptureetkuhrich

Reply 3 months ago

Thank you Tkuhrich for your interest in the beds. I do not have any plans for sale. I actually stopped making them a few years ago and went back to work full time. Thanks though, i do appreciate the interest in them. Mike :{)

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Jenica_c

2 years ago

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

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RaptureeJenica_c

Reply 2 years ago

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 :{)

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Jenica_cRapturee

Reply 2 years ago

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

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RaptureeJenica_c

Reply 2 years ago

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 :{)

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Dynamit3

2 years ago

Hi - what material is the slide made with? Thanks

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RaptureeDynamit3

Reply 2 years ago

Thank you for your interest. I make them out of a material called "White Board" or "shower 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. :{)

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Rapturee

2 years ago

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

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RaptureeNatashaR15

Reply 2 years ago

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.

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KellyJ62

3 years ago

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

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MelanieP31

3 years ago

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!

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RaptureeMelanieP31

Reply 3 years ago

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 :{)

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angela1956

3 years ago

GREAT JOB, DO YOU SELL THEM?