15 DIY Loft Bed Plans

Free Plans to Help You Build a Loft Bed

Edwardian terraced house
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These free loft bed plans will help you build a beautiful bed that will be a keepsake for your child or grandchild for generations to come.

A loft bed is a bed that's accessible by stairs or a ladder that has room beneath it for a desk, fort, storage, or a play area. It gives a small room more space and the child will truly feel like the king of his castle.

All these free loft bed plans include step-by-step instructions, diagrams, photos, videos, and sometimes user comments so you can have a successful and fun building experience. You can also find other ​free bed plans including free bunk bed plans.

If you like these free woodworking plans, be sure to check out ones for building a swing set, bookcase, desk, coffee table, headboardtree house, jewelry box, and kitchen island.

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    Camp Loft Bed Plan from Ana White

    A wooden loft bed with stairs
    Ana White

    Believe it or not, you can build an awesome camp loft bed for just $50 in supplies. It's great for a tight space and the unique stairs give you more wall space. It only takes two hours to build.

    There's a complete shopping list, tool list, general instructions, diagrams, and color photos to help you build it.

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    Ana White's Free Fire Station Loft Bed Plan

    A firetruck loft bed
    Ana White

    This bed is perfect for kids interested in fire fighters. Room under the bed may be used for fire trucks and other toys.

    With a few changes to the plan, you may even be able to incorporate a pole on the other end of the stairs for another fire station touch.

    As with all of these free bed plans, you can see a shopping list, tools list, cut list, and detailed, step by step picture and text instructions for building the loft bed.

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    The Handmade Home's Free Loft Bed Plan

    A loft bed with a ladder and hiding space

    This is a simple free loft bed plan but has additional details like a curtain and rope ladder that you can include/exclude to your own taste.

    Though you can change the cuts and details yourself, the plan, as is stands, makes the entire bed a length of nearly 11 feet and a little over 3 feet wide.

    Images, written instructions, and a list of supplies are shown with this plan.

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    Afloat.ca's Free Loft Bed Plan

    A wooden loft bed with a ladder

    This loft bed plan from Afloat.ca is also very simple, and should be easy to put together.

    You're told the exact supplies you'll need to complete this project, and there are plenty of detailed instructions to walk you through it.

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    Kids Clubhouse & Loft Bed Plan from Build Something

    A white loft bed with a ladder
    Build Something

    Sincerely, Marie Designs has designed this free loft bed and kids clubhouse plan for Build Something that you're going to love.

    Written building directions with color photos, a list of tools and materials, and a list of parts and cuts will help you build this bed in no time.

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    Free DIY Lego Loft Bed Plan at The House of Wood

    A loft bed with a desk and LEGO storage
    House of Wood

    As shown in the picture, this plan has lots of storage, and room for a table below the bed.

    A link to a PDF is shown at The House of Wood, where you'll have access to the materials and cut list, plus illustrations and measurements for each part of the project.

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    Free Junior Loft Bed Plan at Lowe's

    Picture of kids playing around a loft bed

    This plan lets you build a modern loft bed with easy stair access, a twin bed on top, and enough empty space below for a table, toy box, or seating.

    A video overview can be watched to see how the bed will be put together, but there are also detailed step-by-step instructions with pictures for cutting the parts, assembling the bed, and making the stairs.

    You can also find a full list of the required tools and materials.

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    Instructable's Free Loft Bed Plan With Playhouse

    A bus loft bed
    Instructables.com Uptonb

    This is a very interesting loft bed because while it's similar to the others in this list, it's also much different. It's designed to look like a retro bus, so the while the top is used as a bed, the inside is a playhouse.

    This loft bed plan details all the lumber, hardware, and tools, and accents that you'll need to complete the job. Illustrations and actual images are shown to help you along the way.

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    Ana White's Free Loft Bed Plan With a Small Bookcase and Desk

    A loft bed with a desk and bookcase
    Ana White

    Use this free loft bed plan to build a relatively cheap, space-saving bed, desk, and bookcase combo.

    This plan includes a list of tools and materials that you need, as well as all the instructions for putting it together.

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    Free Little Cottage Loft Bed Plan from Ana White

    A cottage style loft bed
    Ana White

    Similar to the one from above, this free bed plan is also from Ana White and looks similar to the fire station, but is instead designed as a cottage with three large windows.

    All the tools and materials that are required are clearly listed, and the instruction are laid out in just over 20 steps with images.

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    Free Low-Budget Loft Bed and Desk via Renovation-Headquarters.com

    Boys in pyjamas using digital tablet in bed
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    Follow these very detailed steps to build a loft bed with a desk. This plan tries to cut the overall cost by using different lumber and positioning it against the wall for special support.

    The plan is in 5 steps, so be sure to use the links at the bottom of the page at Renovation-Headquarters.com to find the other parts. 

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    The Design Confidential's Free Twin Low Loft Bed Plan

    A simple wooden loft bed
    The Design Confidential

    The loft bed plan includes nothing fancy - it's simply a twin bed raised high enough to make room for storage below it.

    The estimated cost for this loft bed is $100 to $150. The list of tools, lumber, cuts, and materials you need are listed on the website, as well as very detailed, color-coded images and written instructions.

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    DIY Loft Bed With Bookshelf Ladders from Instructables

    A DIY loft bed with a bookshelf ladder

    This free plan will help you build a DIY loft bed that features two ladders, one to climb on and one to shelve your favorite books.

    This free plan includes building instructions, color photos, and diagrams.

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    Black and Decker's DIY Loft Bed Plan

    A loft bed with a desk underneath

     Black and Decker

    Black and Decker has a free plan for a DIY loft bed that is attached on two walls and then has a simple ladder going from the floor to the bed. It's a streamlined design that saves as much room as possible. 

    The free plan includes a cut list, materials list, color photos, and written instructions. 

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    DIY Modern Loft Bed from The Home Depot

    A modern loft bed with a bed underneath

     The Home Depot

    The Home Depot has a DIY loft bed plan that puts a modern spin on a usual traditional project. The loft is built above the bed shown in the photo, creating a cozy place to sleep.

    You'll find a materials list, cut list, written step-by-step directions, and color photos.