Triple Bunk Bed Build

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Project by Mike Merzke posted 02-23-2014 10:02 PM 20533 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished a project for a client who wanted a triple bunk bed for his three young ladies. The bed is built out of dimensional framing lumber and painted white. Not only did my wife help me paint the bed she allowed me to take over the living room to use as my assembly area. This was one project that might have been a little to big for the shop.

Edit – Plans and SketchUp file available at

-- Mike Merzke,

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Mark E.

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#1 posted 02-23-2014 10:17 PM

Very cool.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 02-23-2014 11:05 PM

Looks very nice and well built. Had to build a double when my daughter went off to college because of limited space. Am a bit curious about the bottom bunk being right on the floor, is this something the customer wanted ? I would have thought that it would have been 6 to 12 inches off the floor.

-- George R. Forest, Virginia

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Mike Merzke

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#3 posted 02-23-2014 11:54 PM

That is to allow extra room between bunks. We were limited by the height and length of the room.

-- Mike Merzke,

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#4 posted 02-24-2014 01:08 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed Mike! Great Workmanship! Thanks For Sharing!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 02-24-2014 02:41 AM

That looks awesome.

-- Jason - Happiness is Homemade!!

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#6 posted 02-24-2014 01:13 PM

That is just great!! Very resourceful. I have a loft for two, but now need the third bed, this is just perfect. May I use your idea?? Just curious: how long to draw plans on sketchup?

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Greg In Maryland

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#7 posted 02-24-2014 05:31 PM

Nice Job!

At some point I would like to make a loft/bunkbed for my two boys. Once they stop launching themselves from every elevated platform, that is. I taught them to say “Geronimo” right before they jump, so I have some fun out of it. My wife isn’t as amused.



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#8 posted 02-24-2014 08:30 PM

I have been looking to make one of these only with the third bed at at an L to the other two. I have had many ideas but none yet that really seem to work. Very nice work on this one.

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Mike Merzke

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#9 posted 02-24-2014 11:48 PM

I don’t mind other people using my take on what I’m sure is someone else’s take on someone else’s idea… It think it took an afternoon to do the plan up in sketchup. I’m still learning how to use it.

-- Mike Merzke,

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#10 posted 02-25-2014 03:56 PM

Great job! Well designed, well built.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#11 posted 05-31-2014 07:46 PM

Hi, Mike, great idea! I also have 3 girls and would like to do something like this. Could you give me an idea what the finished dimensions were?

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Mike Merzke

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#12 posted 05-31-2014 09:38 PM

I can email you the sketchup I did for this project if you email me at [email protected]

-- Mike Merzke,

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#13 posted 08-27-2014 01:49 AM

Looks great! I am just starting to build a similar design for my three boys. Hoping it turns out just as nice as yours.

-- Dave Peura

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Mike Merzke

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#14 posted 08-27-2014 11:56 AM

Thanks, make sure you post a pic of your build when your finished!!!

-- Mike Merzke,

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#15 posted 01-27-2017 08:33 PM

Absolutely love this. Would love to build it for my grandkids. We are dealing with a 2nd floor sloping ceiling and this would be perfect. Great job and terrific design.

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