How to build kids' bunk beds
A set of bunks or individual beds
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Why have a kid sleep in a full-size bed when a kid's-sized bed will do the trick ever so comfortably and free up much needed bedroom space?
These beds are for kids. They are not full size and will not accommodate adults. They are ideal for places unable to fit a full size set of bunks. They can be used as bunks (one on top of the other) or as two single beds that can be tucked neatly into a corner.
The bunk set comprises of two single kids beds, two bunk-ends, and a ladder.
Once made, The beds, the bunk-ends, and ladder can be easily assembled to make the complete bunk set (one bed on top of the other).
The bunks and bed frames can just as easily be disassembled, should you wish to revert back to two single beds or even one.
With these plans and instructions you can make as little as one bed or make the complete bunk set which can be assembled and disassembled at will.
There are only three different stock sizes required for this project.
They are ¾" x 3½"
(90 mm x 19 mm), ¾" x 5½" (140 mm x 19 mm), and ¾" x 1½" (38 mm x 19 mm).
Those wood sizes (or close to them) should be available in most places.
There is a short video clip that may be of some help with the construction process http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asZy0l7PbYM
Important safety notes
Bunks are a real space-saver but there are a lot of safety concerns when it comes to bunk beds, brought about by the number of accidents which do happen with them.
Read 'a few bunk bed safety guidelines' on pages 17 and 18.
It is recommended that only kids six years or over use the top bunk, that firm rules be dished out by the parents or guardians, and that bunk beds be built to a strict criteria.