This step by step diy woodworking project is about bunk bed plans. If you want to learn more about building a bed frame, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are many other designs and plans to choose from when building projects for your backyard, so make sure you take a close look over the related plans that are featured on our site.
There are many plans and designs to choose from, so make sure you take a close look over the rest of the furniture plans featured on our website. Plan everything with attention and adjust the size and the shape of the table to suit your needs. Plumb the legs and make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the galvanized screws into place. Drill pilot or pocket holes to prevent the wood from splitting. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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Free Bunk Bed Plans
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- A – 5 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 69” long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 76″ long, 1 piece – 43″ long 2xFRAME
- C – 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 76″ long CLEATS
- D – 32 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 40″ long SLATS
- E – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 17 1/2″ long STEPS
- F – 6 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 43″ long, 3 pieces – 76″ long, 3 pieces – 57″ long GUARD RAILS
- 5 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 8 ft
- 5 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8 ft
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8 ft
- 25 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8 ft
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 1 1/4″ screws
- wood filler
- wood glue
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Free bunk bed plans
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frames for the bunk bed. Therefore, we recommend you to build the components out of 2×6 lumber. Take accurate measurements and smooth the cut edges, by using sandpaper.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the long components and secure them to the perpendicular components. Make sure the corners are right-angled and add glue to the joints.
The next step of the project is to attach the 2×4 cleats to the bed frame, as described in the plans. Align the components at both ends, make sure they are horizontal and lock them into place by using 1 1/4″ screws.
Continue the project by attaching the 1×4 slats to the cleats. Make sure you place the slats equally-spaced and lock them to the cleats by using 1 1/4″ screws.
Building the frame of the bunk bed requires another skilled worker, as you need someone else to hold the components locked into place while you insert the galvanized screws.
Plumb the legs with a spirit level before attaching them to the bed frames. Drill pilot holes through the legs and secure them to the bed frames using 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are right -angled and add glue to the joints.
Attach the 2×2 steps to the ladder supports, as described in the plans. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the components and secure them to the supports, by using 2 1/2″ galvanized screws. Make sure the corners are square and add glue to the joints.
Cut the guard rails slats out of 1×4 lumber, making sure you pay attention to the diagrams. Take accurate measurements and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the exposed edges or make them round using router.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the guard rails and secure them to the legs using 1 1/4″ screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints and make sure you place the wooden slats equally-spaced.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the woodworking project and to protect the table from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain. Place the table in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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