Loft Bed Plan or Bunk Bed Plan Tall Twin

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Loft Bed Plans

The perfect space-savng solution for teen & college students!  Check out this bed that doubles the space by allowing you to sleep in study in the same floor-space!

These loft bed plans describe how to build a tall loft bed from common lumber and materials. This bed is extra tall meaning that you can get a desk beneath it that a six foot plus person can use while comfortably seated. Standard ceilings are usually 8 feet and this design will fit nicely in such a space with plenty of headspace above on the bed. This is an ideal solution for small apartments and dorms or the kid's room that needs more free floors space. You can build this loft bed with limited or no experience by using our instructions. We detail how to select all of the necessary items needed like wood, screws and finish. The plans cover sanding, drilling, cutting and every aspect that you need to make a nice loft bed like the one in the picture. This loft plan contains simple instructions for making it into a bunk bed and converting it to a loft when needed. If you need to price your project, we have included the materials list below so that you can see what your new loft bed project will cost.


The measurements on the finished loft are; 75 inches tall, by 42" wide, by 81" long with 58 inches clearance below. The space inside (underneath) the bed is 75" in length and 42" in depth. It uses widely available easy to obtain materials and a standard single size mattress. If Extra-long mattresses  are very common in dormitories and other institutions. We have plans available on our Tall Extra Long Loft Bed Plans Page. No elaborate woodworking experience or tools are required. A circular saw, an electric drill, a power sander and a few bits are all that are needed.We have manufactured many such beds and sold them to institutions and dorms. Let me say that they get some hard use and hold up for years.

As for the hardware kit, it is an option since you can buy common hadware at a home store or hardware store to make the loft bed. We only sell high quality factory type screws and lags in our kits. We price them as close to the common stuff that you get you can buy locally and include shipping for FREE!* Please see our what you get in the hardware kit page for more details. If you start building now , we ship fast enough that you will in all likelihood get your hardware kit before you need it. We supply black plated, hardened furniture lags in our kits. They look much better than the common plated lags and we supply the tool for driving them.

*Free shipping on hardware kits to all 50 United States (others write for details). Great value.



Wood Shopping List


Actual Dimensions



1 ½” x 5 ½” x 8’

2 x 6 x 8 ft.


1 ½” x 3 ½” x 10

2 x 4 x 10 ft.


1 ½” x 1 ½” x 8

2 x 2 x 8 ft.


¾” x 4’ x 8’

4 x 8 ft. sheet of ¾” MDF or Plywood

**Please note that if building a bunk you will need 2 additional 2 x 2 x 8 ft. and 1 additional

4 x 8 ft. MDF or plywood sheet.


Hardware Shopping List





5/16” x 4”

Lag Bolts and Washers

*100 (120)

2 1/2” #8

Phillips Wood Screws

*6 (10)

1 ½” #8

Phillips Wood Screws


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  • 5
    Great loft bed!

    Posted by Rebecca Samuel on 2nd Jul 2021

    I finally got around to building the beds for plans I bought in January. I wish I would've bought lumber then, but even with high lumber prices I still saved hundreds over buying ready to build loft beds. The plans and hardware kit were perfect! The beds feel so sturdy! It took me a few hours a day for 5 days to build 2 loft beds. We have 8 ft ceilings, the tall 7 year old can sit up with a few inches to spare above her head. I, a tall (ish) adult can not sit up on the bed. But can maneuver easily up top. The plans and hardware kit were exactly as I hoped they would be: clear, precise, and thorough. Thanks!

  • 5
    Loft bed plan

    Posted by Jim Spencer on 23rd Mar 2021

    I made one bed last week and am hard at work on a second. This is the biggest woodworking project I've ever undertaken, but I found the plans very easy to follow and quite complete. The bed is very sturdy - especially for its height - and I don't see any way it could tip over. My 12-year-old son loves it and my 15-year-old can't wait for his to be finished.

  • 5
    wonderful website

    Posted by Amy Nedelcu on 24th Mar 2012

    Thank you for your wonderful website! We are really excited about making some bunk beds for our children!