11 Free DIY Bunk Bed Plans

Learn How to Build a Bunk Bed

Girls playing on bunk beds
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These free bunk bed plans will help you build your children not only a place to sleep but a place to play and claim as their own personal castle for years to come. Kids love the fun of bunk beds and they're a great piece of space saving furniture that will give them more room to spread out and have fun.

There are a few advantages to building a bunk bed instead of buying one. These free bunk bed plans will save you money and create a much higher quality bed than you could buy at the store. They'll also be a keepsake for your children and even grandchildren.

Building a bunk bed is an easy to moderate project that will take you a day or two to accomplish. How much it will cost varies greatly on the lumber and materials that you choose to get the job done.

There are quite a few different styles of bunk bed plans below so be sure to look through them all to find the right one for your home. All the bunk bed plans include detailed diagrams, photos, and step-by-step building instructions.

If you've enjoyed these free bunk bed plans, you can find more free woodworking plans for beds, loft beds, toy boxes, bookcases, coffee tables, desks, tree houses, playhouses, swing sets, tiny houses, and much more.

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    Side Street Bunk Bed Plan by Ana White

    A blue bunk bed with a ladder
    Ana White

    Ana White has designed a free bunk bed plan that's a knock off of the Addison bunk beds from Land of Nod. There are two twin bunk beds with a ladder going up the top bunk.

    You'll find everything you need in this bunk bed plan to get you started. There's a materials and tools list, cut list, step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and color photos. You'll also find user photos and comments of their experience using the plan.

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    Lumberjack Bedroom Bunk Bed Plans from The Project Girl

    Bunkbeds with a ladder
    The Project Girl

    The Project Girl has designed these two bunk beds that have a ladder going up to the second bunk. 

    The free bunk bed plan includes step-by-step directions, color photos, and even a free Google SketchUp diagram for them.

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    Free House Bunk Bed Plan from White Picket Farmhouse

    A house-shaped bunk bed
    The Rugged Rooster

    White Picket Farmhouse has a free bunk bed plan that builds this sleek and modern bunk bed with an A-frame on top.

    There's a shopping list, tool list, cut list, photos, and written instructions to help get it built.

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    Classic Bunk Bed Plan from Ana White

    A bunk bed with stairs
    Ana White

    Here's another free bunk bed plan from Ana White that builds a classic set of bunk beds that can quickly be assembled and even disassembled if you need to take them apart.

    You'll find lots of diagrams, a materials and tools list, and written instructions as part of this free bunk bed plan.

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    DIY Industrial Bunk Bed Plan from Cherished Bliss

    An industrial style DIY bunk bed
    Cherished Bliss

    Combine wood and metal to create this industrial style DIY bunk bed from Cherished Bliss.

    Metal pipes are used for the ladder and railing meaning that it's a quick project and also one that looks very cool when it's finished.

    This project includes a tool list, supply list, cut list, written directions, diagrams, and color photos to help you build it.

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    Bunk Bed Plans from Jay's Creations

    A wooden DIY bunk bed
    Jay's Creations

    For less than $150 you can build this DIY bunk bed from Jay's Creations.

    This is a sturdy bunk bed that's just one piece of this bedroom furniture set plan that also includes a bookcase, chest of drawers, and blanket chest. 

    The detailed plan costs money but with the video and written directions you should be able to do this yourself just with those.

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    DIY Network's Side-Fold Murphy Bunk Bed

    A large room with twin Murphy beds

     DIY Network

    DIY Network has a unique bunk bed plan that builds a set of Murphy bunk beds that's perfect for a small home or a great addition to a guest room.

    This plan includes step-by-step building instructions, a tools list, a materials list, a safety gear list, and lots of color photos.

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    Wood Bunk Bed Plan from Build Something

    A close-up photo of a wooden bunk bed

     Build Something

    Build Something has a classic wooden bunk bed plan that includes a ladder in the design. This is a solid bunk bed that will last for many generations to come. 

    This DIY bunk bed plan includes a tools list, materials list, parts/cuts list, written building instructions, color photos, and a video to help you build it.

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    DIY's Free Bunk Bed Plan

    A boy plays in his bedroom
    Liam Norris / Getty Images

    DIY has a free bunk bed plan that builds a great looking freestanding bunk bed with two twin bunks and a ladder. This bunk bed will take you one day to build, cost less than $500, and is easy to moderate.

    A materials and tools list, color photos, diagrams, videos, and user comments are all included in this free bunk bed plan.

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    Bunk Bed Plan from Canadian Home Workshop

    Hispanic brothers reading in bed
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    This free bunk bed plan will build your kids a great looking bunk bed that they'll be able to use for years.

    Instructions, a tools and materials list, as well as detailed diagrams are all included in this free bunk bed plan that can be viewed online or downloaded and printed from a PDF file.

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    The Design Confidential's Free Twin Low Loft Bunk Bed Plan

    Young girls reading story on bunk bed
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    Do you have just one child who's dreaming of a bunk bed high in the sky? This plan is just what you need because it will build a twin loft bed with plenty of room for storage and play underneath.

    The free bunk bed plan includes a tools, lumber, and materials list, as well as detailed instructions and lots of diagrams.