8 Free DIY Bunk Bed Plans

Illustration of bunk bed being built

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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 woodworking project that will take you a day or two to accomplish. How much it will cost varies greatly, depending 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.

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    Side Street Bunk Beds

    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 on the plan.

    Side Street Bunk Beds from Ana White

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    Classic Bunk Beds

    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.

    Classic Bunk Beds from Ana White

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    DIY Industrial Bunk Bed Plan

    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, so 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.

    DIY Industrial Bunk Bed Plan from Cherished Bliss

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    Minimalist Bunk Bed

    A wood bunk bed in a bedroom


    Here's a straightforward plan that you can use to DIY a basic bunk bed from Instructables. These are platform beds with one bed on the ground and the other just above. These are detailed plans that take you through each step of cutting and assembling. You'll need to sign up for a free account before downloading the plans.

    Minimalist Bunk Bed from Seamster and Instructables Workshop

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    Bunk Bed Plan

    Hispanic brothers reading in bed
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    This free bunk bed plan from Canadian Home Workshop will build your kids a great-looking bunk bed that they'll be able to use for years. Instructions, a tools inventory, and a materials list, as well as detailed diagrams, are all included in this free bunk bed plan that can be viewed online or printed.

    Bunk Bed Plan from Canadian Home Workshop

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    Twin Low Loft Bunk Bed Plan

    boy's bedroom
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    Do you have just one child who's dreaming of a bunk bed high in the sky? This Design Confidential 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 tools, lumber, and materials lists, as well as detailed instructions and lots of diagrams.

    Twin Low Loft Bunk Bed Plan from The Design Confidential

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    Free House Bunk Bed Plan

    A house-shaped bunk bed

    Jessica Sara Morris

    White Picket Farmhouse has a free bunk bed plan that builds this sleek and modern bunk bed with an A-frame on top, giving it the look and feel of a playhouse. There's a shopping list, tool list, cut list, photos, and written instructions to help get it built.

    Free House Bunk Bed Plan from Jessica Sara Morris

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    Bunk Bed Plans

    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 you should be able to do this yourself with just the free video and written directions. Full plans are available for $26.

    Bunk Bed Plans from Jay's Creations