How to Build a Bunk Bed You Can Be Proud Of

There’s nothing moms and dads like doing more than showing their kids how something is done—especially if a life lesson can be taught along the way. Parents who fancy themselves as especially handy can also win some bonus points with their kids if they’re able to construct something themselves, in true do-it-yourself style.

Palmetto Bunk Beds are designed with exactly those parents in mind. These bunk bed plans have most of the work done already—they’re designed and ready to be built from scratch. All that remains to be done? A little bit of handy work that you can show off at home. Here’s how to put together a Palmetto Bunk Bed.

Choose Your Bed Plan

The first thing to do is to decide on what kind of bed plan you’ll need. For example, if your child wants more room but doesn’t need a bunk bed, maybe a twin loft bed plan would work best. If your child wants something more resembling a fortress, a queen bed fort plan can work just as well. Take a look at our Bunk Bed Plans page to find something that fits exactly with your child’s needs. Each of these plans will be easy to follow and easy to build—but the entire process will go much easier if you already did a good job selecting the best plan for the room. Involve your child in the process and they can have some fun, too!

Getting Started

You might think that building a bunk bed simply from a “plan” is difficult but there’s more to our plans than just a pretty picture! Along with our plans, you’ll get a list of materials needed to complete the project, a list of tools you’ll need for the full DIY project, and then the step-by-step instructions for building the bunkbed yourself.

In essence, you get to keep all of your “DIY integrity” by handling all of the actual building. We just assist by doing all of the difficult mental work for you. We can show you how to cut, drill, and assemble the bunk bed from scratch. Each plan contains a visual guide for doing exactly that, from start to finish, so that you’re never overwhelmed at any particular point.

How difficult is it? Well, it depends on your individual skills. But we’ve taken all of the guess work out of it for you already, which means that even if you don’t have a lot of experience with DIY projects, you can still have success with this project. Many people don’t take up DIY home projects because they fear they don’t have the necessary knowledge. Our bunk bed plans providethe exact knowledge you’ll need from start to finish so you don’t have to worry about that.

Get started building today, and you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish. After all, any good DIY project starts with a good plan—but requires a good builder.