11 Free Loft Bed Plans Just for Kids

Free Plans to Help You Build a Loft Bed

These free loft bed plans will help you build a beautiful bed that will be a keepsake for your child or grandchild for generations to come.

A loft bed is a bed that's accessible by stairs or a ladder that has room beneath it for a desk, fort, storage, or a play area. It gives a small room more space and the child will truly feel like king of his castle.

All these free loft bed plans include step-by-step instructions, diagrams, photos, videos, and sometimes user comments so you can have a successful and fun building experience. You can also find other free bed plans including free bunk bed plans.

If you like these free woodworking plans, be sure to check out ones for building a swing set, bookcase, desk, coffee table, tree house, jewelry box, and kitchen island.

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Camp Loft Bed Plan from Ana White

A wooden loft bed with stairs
Ana White

Believe it or not, you can build an awesome camp loft bed for just $50 in supplies. It's great for a tight space and the unique stairs give you more wall space. It only takes two hours to build.

There's a complete shopping list, tool list, general instructions, diagrams, and color photos to help you build it. More

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Ana White's Free Fire Station Loft Bed Plan

A firetruck loft bed
Ana White

This bed is perfect for kids interested in fire fighters. Room under the bed may be used for fire trucks and other toys.

With a few changes to the plan, you may even be able to incorporate a pole on the other end of the stairs for another fire station touch.

As with all of these free bed plans, you can see a shopping list, tools list, cut list, and detailed, step by step picture and text instructions for building the loft bed. More

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The Handmade Home's Free Loft Bed Plan

A loft bed with a ladder and hiding space
Thehandmadehome.net

This is a simple free loft bed plan but has additional details like a curtain and rope ladder that you can include/exclude to your own taste.

Though you can change the cuts and details yourself, the plan, as is stands, makes the entire bed a length of nearly 11 feet and a little over 3 feet wide.

Images, written instructions, and a list of supplies are shown with this plan. More

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Afloat.ca's Free Loft Bed Plan

A wooden loft bed with a ladder
Afloat.ca

This loft bed plan from Afloat.ca is also very simple, and should be easy to put together.

You're told the exact supplies you'll need to complete this project, and there are plenty of detailed instructions to walk you through it. More

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Free DIY Lego Loft Bed Plan at The House of Wood

A loft bed with a desk and LEGO storage
House of Wood

As shown in the picture, this plan has lots of storage, and room for a table below the bed.

A link to a PDF is shown at The House of Wood, where you'll have access to the materials and cut list, plus illustrations and measurements for each part of the project. More

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Free Junior Loft Bed Plan at Lowe's

Picture of kids playing around a loft bed
Lowe's

This plan lets you build a modern loft bed with easy stair access, a twin bed on top, and enough empty space below for a table, toy box, or seating.

A video overview can be watched to see how the bed will be put together, but there are also detailed step-by-step instructions with pictures for cutting the parts, assembling the bed, and making the stairs.

You can also find a full list of the required tools and materials. More

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Instructable's Free Loft Bed Plan With Playhouse

A bus loft bed
Instructables.com Uptonb

This is a very interesting loft bed because while it's similar to the others in this list, it's also much different. It's designed to look like a retro bus, so the while the top is used as a bed, the inside is a playhouse.

This loft bed plan details all the lumber, hardware, and tools, and accents that you'll need to complete the job. Illustrations and actual images are shown to help you along the way. More

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Ana White's Free Loft Bed Plan With a Small Bookcase and Desk

A loft bed with a desk and bookcase
Ana White

Use this free loft bed plan to build a relatively cheap, space-saving bed, desk, and bookcase combo.

This plan includes a list of tools and materials that you need, as well as all the instructions for putting it together. More

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Free Little Cottage Loft Bed Plan from Ana White

A cottage style loft bed
Ana White

Similar to the one from above, this free bed plan is also from Ana White and looks similar to the fire station, but is instead designed as a cottage with three large windows.

All the tools and materials that are required are clearly listed, and the instruction are laid out in just over 20 steps with images. More

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Free Low-Budget Loft Bed and Desk via Renovation-Headquarters.com

Follow these very detailed steps to build a loft bed with a desk. This plan tries to cut the overall cost by using different lumber and positioning it against the wall for special support.

The plan is in 5 steps, so be sure to use the links at the bottom of the page at Renovation-Headquarters.com to find the other parts.  More

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The Design Confidential's Free Twin Low Loft Bed Plan

The loft bed plan includes nothing fancy - it's simply a twin bed raised high enough to make room for storage below it.

The estimated cost for this loft bed is $100 to $150. The list of tools, lumber, cuts, and materials you need are listed on the website, as well as very detailed, color-coded images and written instructions. More