Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thrifty Thursday: DIY Bunkbeds for Under $100


You can see the measurements below, but this post is not a tutorial. I just wanted to share that you can build bunk beds for under $100 in lumber and screws. Of course, you can paint it as well, but since this is in our rustic cabin, we kept it the plain wood.

We had looked at bunk beds in stores and the ones that cost under $200 just seemed chintzy and not very sturdy. I want sturdy for my kids who will be climbing up and down all the time, and sturdy for someone sleeping over the top of me. We ran in to this same issue when we wanted to have a clubhouse and playground in our backyard for the kids. Everything in our price range was small and didn't seem very sturdy or that it would last them a long time, so we built them this DIY Clubhouse.

This bunk bed is sturdy and not going any place! The kids can climb up all they want.


5 comments:

Diana Chastain said...

Perfect! I really need to figure out something for my SIL, they have 2 girls & a baby on the way but NO ROOM! Thanks for the tip!

tara pittman said...

This is awesome and most bunk beds are cheaply made and costly.

Julie said...

My kids want bunk beds but the ones we can afford seem like they won't last. I am going to talk to my husband about making ones like these.

Melissa said...

Bunks beds are insanely priced anymore! & I agree with you that most of the time, they're pretty chintzy. Nice to know that not only did yours cost a fraction of the cost to build, but that they hold up nicely.

Jocelyn said...

Great idea and I like that the bottom bunk has a lot of room!