Twin bunk beds have been on our to-do list for quite awhile now, but we were kind of just dragging our feet. Finally, when our three year old stopped sleeping through the night because she had outgrown her toddler bed, we decided to get to work. When we designed these beds, we wanted something that would grow with our girls. We knew that eventually they will want their own rooms and eventually they won't want bunk beds anymore. With that in mind, Kristen got to work drawing up a design for bunk beds that can actually convert to separate headboards and footboards for separate individual twin beds. Below is the finished product. I have put step -y-step instructions with all the tools, materials,and instructions needed to build your own twin-over-twin bunk bed.
Image of how the beds will look separated.
Estimated Cost: $400*
*Depends on where you buy the wood. We purchased the dimensional lumber, plywood and paint supplies from Home Depot and bought the crown molding and MDF top cap from Stock Building Supply (a lumber yard here in Utah). We bought the bun feet from an online store (Osborne Wood Products) because they were way cheaper and had a huge selection. They did charge a lot in shipping, but it was still cheaper than getting it locally.
The overall dimensions are 7' 4 1/4" long by 3' 11" wide by 6' 6" tall. It fits perfect in our girls' room because we have 8-foot ceilings.