2×4 Bunk Bed

We love getting emails from our readers, especially ones like Amanda’s. She’s a relatively new woodworker who reached out to us asking our help to create plans for a simple bunk bed that can be built out of 2×4’s. She was headed to the Dominican Republic on her very first mission trip to make 15 bunk beds for the Emanuel House, which is a school that offers a hot meal, bible study, educational instruction, and love to children in need in Quisqueya. While initially she was worried about tools and supplies, Amanda ended up getting some help from our friends at Kreg and was able to use the design that I came up with and simplify it even more to reduce lumber cost and build time! We are so proud of her!

…Everything ended up working perfectly. The organization we stayed with told us before hand that there was no way we would be able to build and deliver 15 bunk beds in a weeks time… we did it in 2 days!  -Amanda

Below are the plans that we originally sent Amanda and while it hasn’t technically been built I could help but share the plans. I would love to see photos of this project completed and possibly use one as a feature image! So comment below with your complete bunk bed pics!


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Time to Complete

1 Day

Skill Level


Printable PDF

Printable PDF

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How to Build a Simple Bunk Bed from 2x4s


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