SKU: 2x4 and 2x6 Twin Bunk Bed PLAN.

Product Description

UPDATE: This is one piece of an entire bedroom set. If you are interested in the entire set CLICK HERE. I’ve built a lot of these bunk beds in the past and recently built one for my own home. The materials are all common construction grade pine. Every cut is a 90 degree cut so there are no complicated angles. The construction is with wood screws and pocket hole screws. Because all of the screws are installed from the inside there are no unsightly screw heads or carriage bolts showing on the outside. This gives the bunk bed a nice clean appearance. Both sides double as a ladder. The overall measurements of the bunk bed are 72″ tall with a footprint of 81-1/2″ long by 45-1/2″ wide. The bed frames are sized to accept a standard twin mattress.  These plans are in imperial units only. Included in the bunk bed plan:

  • 14 detailed pages
  • shopping list
  • tools list – You will need a pocket hole jig. Every other tool I would consider common garage tools.
  • lumber layout diagrams
  • reference diagrams for specific part dimensions
  • 14 step by step 3D assembly diagrams with written instructions

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The entire plan is included in one PDF document. Most everyone will have a PDF reader installed on their computer already but if you do not you can use the free program Adobe Reader to view the plans. You can download Adobe Reader HERE. The checkout process for this plan uses PayPal. You can use major credit or debit cards through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account. To purchase the plan follow the link below. After you purchase the plan you will receive an email receipt from me containing a link to download your plan. Make sure to check your inbox and spam filter for the receipt. If you do not receive the email within 10-15 minutes or encounter any problems please contact me.


  1. Shawn


    Plans are awesome! As a total newb to woodworking (I would not call what I do woodworking; at least not yet. Watching a video or two here & there with no formal training or artisan skills and playing copy-cat is scarcely, knowing what I know now, “WOODWORKING”. But hey, it’s a start), I had never been exposed to Sketchup. When I ordered your plans for the bunk bed, I knew I’d have to modify it, as I was only interested in building the top portion to go over an existing bed, and I wanted the bed to go to the ceiling. That being said, it was fairly easy to modify, and my results were pretty great.

    The only thing I would have appreciated in the plans were, again, since I’m a newb, exact measurements on where to drill the holes that are in the plans. I had to guess and in doing so, ‘screwed’ it up more than once. This was, as far as I can remember, the first thing I’ve ever built from plans (and I’m 40 something). I’ll have to post some pics of how this turned out. Even I like it, and I’m pretty self-critical.

    I really enjoy your videos, and now that I have watched some of your sketchup tutorials and learned how to use it, I may never need plans again for what I’m doing at home. But thank you. Watching your vids has given me confidence to try things that I never even imagined possible to do myself. However, If there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that “It takes a long time to build something, and sometimes even longer to build it right!”

    Thanks for your efforts, your skills, your videos, your friendly and professional demeanor. Would love to meet you someday and hang out in the shop.

    • Jay Bates


      Hey Shawn. The plan does designate screw location guidelines for the screws that matter in regards to position. All of the other screw locations are to be pre-drilled during assembly as indicated by the reference diagrams. Thanks for providing feedback and I’m glad you were able to build the bunk bed.

  2. Dave


    I needed a sturdy bunk for the family cottage and it worked great. Building off a cut list really is what you pay for. If you’re a weekend warrior like me, time savings from a cut list makes the difference. I will build up 1 more then 2 more modified for full mattresses.

    I tweeked mine using 2.5 inch, 3/8 Hex Bolts and T-Nuts. Four on each side. Used fostner bits to recess the hex heads. Now I can quickly take down and move with no issue. Really I recommend this as a plan change. This thing is a monster and weighs a ton. For the rail, 1/4 inch T-Nuts.

    If you modify for full mattresses I will purchase. This is more the sturdy enough for this. Would have given 5 stars, but took 1 for the t-nut mod. ☺

  3. Jon Daley


    Excellent! I didn’t purchase the plans since I was going to heavily modify the design, but we just finished our matching triple bunk beds basically following your plans (though we skipped the ladder, and installed a rock wall to climb up and a fire pole to come down). And then we’re going to install shelves in between the ends of the bunk beds, so each person gets his own cubby and outlet for a clock or a light or whatever.

    It is very sturdy, I didn’t think I needed to beef up the wood for the third bed, and the extra height. I’m 200 pounds, and can’t make it rock around significantly even when jumping on the top and middle bunks.

  4. Keith Atkinson

    (verified owner):

    I just purchased the plans after watching a few of the videos online. The plans are VERY detailed which is exactly what I was looking. I am planning the plans to accommodate a queen over queen. Jay, do you have any specific suggestions for this modification?

    • Jay Bates


      Thanks Keith. I replied to your email on the subject. Thanks again.

  5. Gail May

    (verified owner):

    Do you have plans for a double/double bunk bed?

  6. Robert

    (verified owner):

    Amazing Plans, Jay! I used your plans to make a Double “L” Shaped Bunk Bed for a Client. This is one of the best laid out cut lists I have every used. The plans were easy to modify for my purposes. Using your plans saved me at least a day of design.

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