How to Turn a Bunk Bed into a Loft Bed
Remember when I built a loft bed for my younger son? No sooner had I made his bed, when my oldest son was begging me to build him a loft bed too. Instead of starting from scratch, I was able to turn his bunk bed into a loft bed in a few simple steps.
- 2″ wood screws
- 1 – 1″x 4″x 8′ board
- Drill with philips head bit
Remove the mattresses and bedding.
You will need to remove the bunky board (or slats) and the front side rail from the lower bunk.
This will leave you with a loft frame.
But, the bed will be wobbly until you add a diagonal support. Hold the 8′ board up at an angle against the back of the bed. Use the pencil to mark the angle and excess to cut off the ends. Read more