The Triple Bunk Bed cont…with plans!

This post has been edited with revised plans reflecting my husband’s growing know-how since he built with corrected measurements from the plans that first inspired the project.

The Triple Bunk Bed is finished!

To see some of the process, click here.

Well, it was finished a while ago but I wanted to be able to share with you the plans my husband put together.

Photo of Triple Bunk Bed

I dress it with Alphabet sheets, from IKEA but discontinued, for the boy, along with an small jungle of stuff animals. We used a standard bed guard you can find at Target or Amazon. The plan includes rails for the upper bunks.

Photo closeup of Triple Bunk Bed

A printed petal duvet from West Elm adorns the girl’s bed.

Photo close up of Triple Bunk Bed

See two happy children:

Photo of kids enjoying Triple Bunk Bed

I tell them to go to sleep.

Photo of children sleeping in Triple Bunk Bed

She is trying so hard?

Photo close up of child sleeping in Triple Bunk Bed

The arrangement leaves space for creative wall art at varying levels.

Photo of Triple Bunk Bed with decor

And if you were wondering from my previous post, our pallet bookshelves are standing up against out eager littlest reader.

Photo of toddler reaching for book through pallet bookshelves

The Plans

You can see the plans for the Triple Bunk Bed in picture form for you to download for free! My husband created these based on the written (none-too-detailed) plans we downloaded.

My man loves IKEA instructions, so he converted not too detailed plans into pictures. Then he added text for additional help. Hope you enjoy!

Text Instructions for Triple Bunk Bed Plans (not yet revised…)

We’ve been so happy with these beds, I’m sure you will too!

Update – 4 years later:

The bed was amazing; we loved it. It was incredibly sturdy and when it seems loose in the first year, we tightened the bolts and never had an issue again. Making the lowest bed on laundry day was a struggle, but relief came as the oldest learned to make her bed and helped me. It was relatively easy to dismantle when we moved. This was the perfect bed for our house and kids.


  1. eferndz says:

    this is awesome, especially the directions he made! You should put this on pinterest!

    1. Thank you! I did link some pictures for it.

  2. Jeff Blessing says:

    I know this post is old, but the length of the screws is wrong. 3 1/2 inch screws are way too long for two 2×4 boards lined up. I think you assumed that 2×4’s are 2 inches thick, but they are not.

    1. Thank you for the comment. I’ll have to check with my husband on that one for clarification.

    2. I double checked with the man. You are right. 2.5 inch screws. Thanks for commenting!

  3. Lisa says:

    Hello my name is Lisa and I’m gonna get this built for my girls it is perfect my question is how long in length is the whole bed ? I need to make sure it will fit along the wall in my girls room …

    1. Hi Lisa! Our kids love this bed so much! The overall length of our bed is 130 inches. That said, the way they come together, you can adjust it according to your needs by pushing the second level bed farther in or out. I hope that helps!

      1. lisa says:

        thank you for getting back to me… i have another question the post above says the 3 1/2 inch screws are wrong so on the material list were it says
        x184 wood or all purpose screws 3 1/2
        should all of those be replaced with the 2.5 inch screws?

      2. Yes! I need to add that correction. 2.5 inch screws are correct.

  4. Lisa says:

    If you don’t mind me asking what was the bottom dollar on the cost for all materials on list other than the drill ?

    1. I’m sorry, we no longer have that information. I think we may have gotten the wood direct from a supplier, so it all depends on where you get it from.

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