17 Free Loft Bed Plans Just for Kids

17 Free Loft Bed Plans Just for Kids

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Want to build a loft bed and don’t know where to start? Don’t worry because you’re not alone.

Most DIYers out there don’t know how to build a loft bed let alone start it. So we’ve come up with free loft bed plans to get you started.

Please read on to find out the 17 inspirational DIY loft bed plans we have in store for you.

If you enjoy these plans, you may also like some of the other free plans for kids that I've collected, such as ones that you build a bunk bed, sandbox, toy box, gaming table, baby gate, baby crib, doll house, play house, easel.

DIY Lego Loft Bed

Want a loft bed that has a lot of storage, fun play, and workspace? This DIY loft bed plan is a nice option for you. 

Jen, the designer of this bed built it around two toy storage units. A table and chairs under the bed give your kids all the space they need for playing.

The bed measures 78 inches long and 42 inches wide. It stands 72 inches tall to provide enough clearance from the ceiling.

The frame of the bed is built of lumber, which cost around $150. However, expect to pay a little bit more for the storage place.

Well, this loft bed plan looks quite intimidating at first. But with the detailed breakdown of the steps, Jen makes it look very simple.

2. $100 DIY Twin Loft Bed

$100 DIY Twin Loft Bed

Michelle has a twin loft bed plan that will blow your mind. It is a twin bed ideal for use by toddlers who are at least 5 years old. 

The bed has a puppet theater, which is great for fun play. There is a bar that runs across the mattress support. Well, your kid can turn this bar into something to swing on.

You might be wondering how much it cost to set up this DIY loft bed plan. Michelle puts the cost of the project at less than $100.

Prepare to spend the whole weekend on this project. It is not complex and makes a good option for DIYers who are just starting out.

3. Pine DIY Twin Loft Bed

Pine DIY Twin Loft Bed

A little skill is what you need to pull off this DIY loft bed plan. The tutorial for this plan starts on a very good note.

It first lists what you are going to need for this project. This bed is built to accommodate a twin size mattress, which is a good choice if you have two kids.

It measures 78 inches long and 40 inches wide. This project is a 7-step process from start to finish.

The mattress support is built using plywood. Even though the cost is not stated, the use of plywood means a remarkable cutdown on cost.

From the materials used, I would put the total cost of this project at $100. It might take at least 2 days to complete.

4. Playhouse Loft Bed

Playhouse Loft Bed

When someone talks about a loft bed, what comes to mind is a nice elevated place for sleep. Well, Ana White has a different thing in mind.

She turns it into a versatile bedroom furniture. That's achieved by turning the usable space under the bed into a playhouse. The playhouse comes complete with a door and windows.

To keep the cost at a minimum, she uses MDF and slats to build the bed. This DIY loft bed plan is 80 inches long and 42 inches wide.

There are 27 steps to building this loft bed. Ana White recommends this plan to DIYers who have a medium level of skill.

So how much does it cost? Well, expect to spend between $100-$150 on this project.

5. Full-Size Loft Bed with Shelves

Full-Size Loft Bed with Shelves

Looking for full-size loft bed plans? Jay Bates might just have something for you. It is a full-size loft plan with a frame size of 77 inches long and 54 inches wide.

Jay gives a list of everything you'll need for this project. He goes cheap by using pinewood and plywood. The bed looks strong and takes his 170-pound weight without a hitch.

Though it might seem a surprise, Jay puts the weight limit of this loft bed at 1,000 pounds. Well, you can just imagine how strong it is.

The headboard is divided into 3 storage shelves, which is a good thing for decluttering your bedroom. This tutorial has 6 video guides to ensure you don't miss anything.

Money matters, right? Well, Jay took this into account to make this loft bed plan a budget-friendly option. It costs just $120 to build.

6. DIY Loft Bed with Desk

DIY Loft Bed with Desk

Ana White has something special for you. In this plan, she builds a loft bed with a desk.

Shelves come in handy to double as a bookcase. In short, you get a sleeping area and a work area in just one piece of furniture.

She goes a step further to add pink lights for that fun mood. Ana uses MDF and pine to build, which is a cost-friendly combination.

Don't know what level of skill is needed for this project? You'll be happy to know that the project can be done by beginners.

This is a week-long project, therefore expect to spend at least 20 hours building this DIY loft bed with desk.

7. Floating Loft Bed for Under $150

Floating Loft Bed for Under $150

Here is a loft bed that literally floats. It is a design full of fun for your little ones. So how is it done?

Well, this loft bed is mounted on the wall to form some kind of cantilever platform. The tutorial starts with a list of the things you'll need.

The bed is built using wood and PVC pipes. This loft bed plan has 11 steps and is designed to fit a twin mattress. It looks good when fitted in a corner.

This bed is strong enough to hold up to 500 pounds. Despite its sophisticated look, this DIY loft bed plan won't put a huge dent in your pocket.

You'll just have to burn less than $150. For me, this is quite amazing.

8. Camp Loft Bed with Stair, Junior Height

Camp Loft Bed with Stair, Junior Height

Ana White has a lot of DIY loft bed ideas. In this plan, she builds a junior loft bed that has stairs. She places the rungs at 3 inches apart to give an easy climb.

There is a play area under the bed so your kids can play independently for hours. The bed has safety rails so your kids can sleep all by themselves.

The good thing about the stair platform is that it doubles as a stage. Build this bed close to the window and your kids will have all the entertainment they need.

This DIY loft bed plan is an inexpensive choice. Ana says she uses around $50 for lumber. It takes at least 2 hours to build.

This tutorial has 9 steps and is easy enough for DIYers who are just starting.

9. Sturdy Toddler Loft Bed

Sturdy Toddler Loft Bed

Ricky redesigns his original plan to build a loft bed that is 12 inches shorter. I like the ceiling clearance that this plan has to offer.

Your kids will no longer have to crack down their head to get to bed. This loft bed is one of the strongest you can build for your kid.

The bed is made of construction-grade lumber to ensure it withstands the test of time. Under the mattress is a plywood board that makes the bed even.

You have to go through 9 steps to complete this project. I bet you'll spend a good amount of time on this plan, at least 2 days.

The list of tools and materials is included to make an easy start on this loft bunk bed plan.

10. Fun Filled DIY Loft Bed

Fun Filled DIY Loft Bed

Jamin comes with a sweet loft bed plan that has all the fun your little kids need. This loft bed is more like a box on four posts.

It measures 131 inches long and 39 inches wide. That makes it roomy enough to fit a twin and crib mattress. Such a size makes this loft bed a good space-saver for a family with teens.

The bed has nice safety slats and a lot of play space under. Jamin puts a curtain rod for hanging curtains around the play space.

A rope ladder is attached and has wood rungs to make a beautiful statement. Go through 7 instructions and voila you have this spacious bed.

I think this DIY loft bed plan is a good choice for big boys.

11. Fire Station Loft Bed

Fire Station Loft Bed

There are hundreds of DIY loft bed plans out there. But this plan by Ana White has something unique that will get your attention.

Well, this loft bed looks more like a fire department building complete with doors and windows. The fire station is built on the usable space under the bed.

The bed frame measures 74 inches long and 38 inches wide, which is large enough to fit a twin mattress.

Ana outlines 19 steps needed to complete this project. She makes it even much easier by including a shopping list.

If you are a DIYer with a medium skill level, this project is good for you. Ana doesn't put the exact cost of the project. She gives an estimate of $150-$200.

12. Junior Loft Bed

Junior Loft Bed

Want a junior DIY loft bed adorned in fun colors? Well, this plan makes the cut. It is built for kids who are at least 7 years old.

The decorative colors and prints transform this bed into an ultimate sweet dream zone. The bed is built in four phases that have 22 steps in total.

A list of tools and materials is given. This bed loft plan is designed to fit a twin mattress. To make this bed, you need to have intermediate skill.

Be prepared to spend 1-2 weeks on this project. Quality materials are used to build this loft bed. So it doesn't come as a surprise that the bed costs somewhere under $500.

This is a bed that will surely give your kid’s room the facelift it needs.

13. Loft Bed Small Bookcase and Desk

Loft Bed Small Bookcase and Desk

Ana White designs a loft bed that has a multifunctional space under. She builds a desktop and two small bookcases under the bed.

This loft bed plan is for a twin bed. It takes only 5 steps to complete the project. That means some reduction in the duration needed to build this bed.

Ana designs this plan with intermediate DIYers in mind. The tutorial comes complete with the tools and materials you'll need.

I see this design as a good combination of a resting place and a study for your kid. It is really surprising how much you spend for all these. Ana White gives a budget-friendly cost of $50-$100.

14. Little Cottage Loft Bed

Little Cottage Loft Bed

Letting her creativity soar high, Ana White comes with another DIY loft bed plan that is so inviting. She builds it to resemble a little cottage.

The cottage is built under the bed so you get a place for sleeping and playing. Ana starts her tutorial with a shopping list, which is a good thing to start with.

22 steps are needed to build this cottage loft bed. This bed is a good size for a twin mattress, something that makes the plan a good choice for kids.

By using cheap material, Ana White manages to shave the cost down to between $150-$200. DIYers looking to try out this plan need an advanced level of skill to get it right.

15. Wall Mount DIY Loft Bed

Wall Mount DIY Loft Bed

After all, Black & Decker isn't just about electrical tools and equipment. It also has a good taste of furniture. This loft bed is designed by the company.

The bed is a twin size and is built using maple wood. This gives a strong furniture that has a durability you can depend on. Inner measurements for this bed are 75 inches long and 39 inches wide.

To give you an easy time, this tutorial gives the list of materials and any tools you'll need. This loft bed is built in 14 simple steps that are easy to follow.

Unlike most loft beds, this bed has two sides that mount on the wall. As such, you'll need to install wall studs. The long ladder acts as an additional support for the bed.

Black & Decker doesn't have a quotation for this loft bed so it's hard to tell how much the project costs.

16. Metal DIY Full-Size Loft Bed for Adults

Metal DIY Full-Size Loft Bed for Adults

We have talked so much about loft bed plans for kids. Brad gives us something new, a loft bed design for adults. Made of steel pipe, the strength of this bed is remarkable.

It is a full-size bed that fits a couple without a hitch. Pipe fittings are used to give you an easy time putting the bed together or disassembling if need be.

The bed has a free-standing design. It has a headboard and a ladder located at the foot of the bed. The bed provides 72 inches of clearance underneath.

Brad gives all the instructions and list of things you need to build this metal loft bed for adults.

17. Wooden DIY Full-Size Loft Bed for Adults

Wooden DIY Full-Size Loft Bed for Adults

The design of this bed amazes me. It's designed to fit like a jigsaw puzzle. In short, you don't need any nailing or screwing in this project.

The bed is very sturdy and has a platform that sits high at 7 feet. So you get plenty of clearance to stand or work underneath the bed.

Plywood and lumber are what you need to build this bed. I think making the tenons will need a DIYer with an advanced skill level.

There is a wooden ladder that leads up and down the bed. The veneered plywood used here cost $50. The designer doesn't give the total cost but I bet it's somewhere around $300.

I hope this walk-through of 17 homemade loft bed plans has given you the information you need to get started.

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