Today, making furniture at home is very popular and successful. Some craftsmen make sofas, tables, chairs, dressers and other furniture items, among which there are various beds. If you have two children, but not much space in the room, you can think about making a comfortable bunk bed. This decision can literally save you, since this bed would not take up much space, but it would bring tremendous benefits. An independent solution to the problem will save your money. To make such a bed with his own hand is not so difficult. All that is required of you is to have an idea about the future bed, buy the necessary materials and study the instructions for making the structure. All this will be discussed in our article. You can learn how to make a bunk bed with your own hands easily and correctly. And even if you are not a master who makes all kinds of furniture every day, you will be able to do it!
Significantly save space
Such constructions are nowadays considered to be very popular. It is worth noting that they were previously used everywhere in children's rooms. And here the matter concerns not only the fact that they save space significantly (although this is the main factor). Often, this original bunk bed is used to make the nursery more original and cozy. Children love something unusual and they like this bed very much.
Especially since designs cannot always be double. It can be a single bed, on the second floor of which there is a sleeping place, and on the first floor - a working desk or, for example, a computer desk. It was noticed that the child sleeps on such a bed with a greater desire, so you do not have to persuade him to go to bed for hours. Even the fact that children have to agree on who will sleep on what floor also has a good effect on their development and ability to communicate with others.
If you are thinking of buying such a bed or making it yourself, please note that a quality product will be quite expensive. There are cheaper models, but their quality is low and therefore there is no guarantee that your child will not be injured. That model of the bed, the manufacture of which will be discussed further, is very durable, reliable, stable and safe, it can withstand both a child and an adult.
A loft bed with a desk
By the way, there are some craftsmen who family circumstances even make a three-tier structure. Although most experts call it brute force, as the level of danger is much higher.
To sum it all up, having made a bunk bed for your children, you get the following benefits:
The bunk bed
Despite its advantages, such designs also have disadvantages, which you also need to know. They are as follows:
That's all you need to know. After weighing all the pros and cons, you can decide whether to resort to the construction of this structure or not. Also along the way you should choose whether to buy a bed or make it yourself. Well, now, we'll figure out how to make such a bed with his own hands.
Drawing of the bed
Before you design the project bed and begin to make it, you need to take into account some points. First, you or your child must choose a comfortable place where it will be located. Secondly, consider the location of the staircase, which will provide access to the second tier. Well and the important moment - the sizes which will be ideal for a comfortable and safe arrangement on the first and second tier.
If we talk about size, then there are certain rules that need to be taken into account when designing:
The upper tier should not be too high
Bed, instructions for making which we we present it, it is intended for a room with a ceiling height of 2.5 m. The mattress thickness is selected 20 cm, and the bed size will be 180 cm by 80 cm.
Bed made of solid pine
The finished bed will be made of natural material - wood, which has proven its practicality and quality for centuries. Pine is ideal for this purpose. First of all you need to prepare all the necessary components with which you will work. So, you need to purchase:
For the specific length of the boards, you should not get attached, first you need to see what details are required, calculate their total length and buy the material.
In addition, you can not do without your own skilled hands, thanks to which you can perform such a design. Please note that making a bunk bed from a simple pine plank is much more difficult than, for example, from laminated chipboard. To do this, you will need certain skills to process the edge and stick on the chipboard cuts. Therefore, if you are new, use the boards.
In addition, to make the foundation on which the mattress will be located, you need to buy :
Before you start making the bed, all the wood that will be used must be left indoors for a week. So, your material adapts to the environment to acquire the same temperature and humidity as the room in which the finished bed will be placed. Due to this, all elements will not warp in the finished form.
The wood that will be at the base of the entire frame should be well treated. It is important to work with the right material that would be perfectly flat, polished and free from various defects. If your handicraft material is cheap and unprocessed, you will have to do it yourself, which will require a well-equipped workshop. Since not everyone knows how and has the right tools, it’s better to buy ready-made boards at once, which you only need to cut. The cost of them, however, will be higher.
When making bunk furniture with one hand is not enough. The following tools will be needed for work:
For preliminary to perform some calculation, you need to familiarize yourself with the drawings of the future bed. But first you need to do it. There are two options: either draw it yourself, pick up your individual dimensions, or take some kind of drawing from the Internet. The priority is the first option and here's why:
It is simply necessary to make a detailed drawing. It is important to make a scheme of two sun loungers, butt and facade design. It is necessary to draw with regard to scale and, if possible, as detailed as possible. If you make the scheme correctly, it will be very easy to calculate the necessary amount of materials.
If you want to use a ready-made scheme that was found on the Internet, make sure that the dimensions of the design will fit into the size of the room. If you need to change something or make adjustments, do it exclusively in proportion. For example, you can not change the height of the bed by 30 cm and position the lower bed above without consequences. Each change will affect the reliability and stability of the bunk bed. Therefore, if you already decided to make changes, apply them to the whole structure proportionally.
Below you can see the bunk bed drawings:
Drawing of the bunk bed
Drawing of the lower structure
Drawing in the projection
You can cut the materials yourself, or you can place an order in a specialized company that, according to your drawings, will do everything perfect. Once all the materials are ready, you can assemble the bed.
Assembling the frame
That's it, after the varnish has dried, you can install a mattress, and your children can enjoy the rest in their new bed. The design is assembled with bolts and screws, so if necessary, you can very easily disassemble and assemble it. But this should not stop. You can equip the bed with an additional table top, or, if necessary, make the lower tier moveable so that it can be converted into a table. This children's bunk bed transformer just have children like.
Below is a master class on making a children's bunk bed:
The manufacturing process is in full swing. The main work is shown here:
The bed is almost ready:
Drawing beds from chipboard
Drawing a simple bed from an array of
With a plywood base under the mattress
With drawers at the bottom
With three beds
With drawers in the steps of the stairs
With storage spaces