Submitted by brant on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 13:18

Thank you Ana and Jenny for this project. After many searches for the perfect bunk bed for our 4 and 2 year old daughters I was ready to spend more than $1500 in a store on something that was not nearly as cool as this. The plans were easy to follow and it took my dad and me about a week to make the bed. My girls love it and have spent the last two days in their room.

We made a few modifications to the design that I highlighted in the pictures. We wired the back of the bed with electricity to include some outlets, a light that is on a timer switch, and an outlet with a built in night light. We also added 2x2s to support the sides to make them stronger when the bed is apart. We move a lot (4 times in the last 5 years) and the design was great for taking apart and putting back together. The light on the timer is great for telling my oldest she can read books for 5 minutes and then go to sleep when the light goes out.

Thank you so much for these great plans!

Estimated Cost
$850
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Whiteboard
Finish Used
Behr paint. They have an app for ipad for choosing colors that is great.
Fiesta pink PPH-63
Antique White 1023
Tart apple 420B-4
Scotland isle 410D-5
Costa Rica blue 550B-4
Satin finish
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

Comments

brant

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 15:19

Thanks. The storage drawers were per Jenny's design. The inner drawers are a little smaller than the plans say because I don't think there is enough quarter inch plywood for all of the bottoms if you only buy one sheet.

spiceylg

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 05:59

This came out fantastic! If I were their age, I'd never want to leave my room either! Wonderful build and love the fun colors!

birdsandsoap

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 23:37

Your bed looks superb!I LOVE that you wired the backside. I think that is a great idea. Glad your kiddos are enjoying their bed!

SARmomEMT

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 13:57

I love all of these fantasy bunk/loft beds but as I look at them i wonder how hard it is to take the sheets off, put on new ones & tuck in blankets etc. I love these beds but I have physical limitations because of chronic health problems & I am afraid that if I had a bed like this for my kids that I would have to hurt myself to strip or make the bed... Can someone who has one tell me how hard it is - or isn't???? Thank you... A newbie to Ana-white.com but it's now my new #1 favorite website!!

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