DIY Bunk Beds with Pipe Ladder & Railing

DIY Bunk Bed with pipe


A friend of mine needed a good set of bunk beds so I designed and built a set that was sturdy, could be broken down and put together easily AND had black pipe features like a pipe ladder and a pipe railing!  I am really excited about how this build turned out and I can’t wait to show you how I made it! Here are some details on the project and lots of links… Enjoy!

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*Disclaimer: This bunk bed is lacking some features such as guardrails around all 4 sides, this is because this design is placed against two walls, but I am not comfortable providing building plans without sharing the fact that this is not built to code. By following these building plans you are releasing myself (Andrew Bacon / Field Treasure Designs, LLC), from any liability. These plans are meant to be used as a guide, please adjust as necessary. Here is a link to the CPSC requirements for bunk beds for your reference:  Please build responsibly! 
Here’s the video on YouTube and feel free to scroll down for the details!  **DOWNLOAD PLANS HERE.**

//////  TOOLS USED

Miter Saw:
Random Orbital Sander:
Sanding Discs:
Kreg K5 Pocket Hole Jig:
18v Drill/Driver:
12v Drill/Driver:
Silicon Glue Brush:
Bosch Plunge Router:
Chamfer Router Bit:
3” Purdy Paint Brush:
Surebonder Pneumatic Stapler:
(4) 4” × 4”, 8’, Douglas fir Posts
(6) 2” × 6”, 8’, Board
(3) 2” × 4”, 10’, Board
(2) 2” × 2”, 8’, Board
(3) 1” × 4”, 10’, Board
(1) Roll of 1-1/2” Polypro Webbing:
2.5” Pocket Hole Screws
Pocket Hole Plugs:
Titebond Wood Glue:
(2) Surface Mount Knockdown Low Profile Bed Hardware (They come in packs of 4 to complete 1 bed):
2.5” Deck Screws
Behr Paint (Mined Coal): Available at The Home Depot
(2) Twin Mattress:

////// Black Pipe Ladder (all 1/2”)
(5) 18″ straight pipes
(8) 10″ straight pipes
(4) elbows
(10) T’s
(4) 1-1/2″ straight connector pipes
(4) 3″ straight pipes
(4) flanges
////// Black Pipe Railing (all 1/2”)
(6) 24” straight pipes
(4) T’s
(2) 3” straight pipes
(4) flanges

Canon 80D:
Canon 10-18mm Wide Lens:
Canon 50mm Lens:
Canon 18-55mm Lens:
Rode Video Mic:
iPhone X:
iPhone Tripod Mount:
Recording to iPhone:
Recording to computer:

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