DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Fitted bunk beds

Postby Mattj967 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:40 am


I am considering building fitted bunk beds in my daughters room. The space is quite tight - 1740mm x 960mm (short I know, but she's only three) - so I thought a fitted 'floating' style bunk bed would be the best option. I was planning on building a bed base and then fixing the base securely to the walls. I'm sure I can build a sturdy base, but wondered if anyone could advise me on how to clad/strengthen the walls in order to securely support it? The walls are bog standard plasterboard fixed to stud walls in a 5 year old Barratt's house (so probably rubbish quality). I thought about using plywood or similar to clad the walls to effectively form a frame and then fix the base to it. This seems like it would be a solid enough, but I'm sure someone can put me right and maybe offer a better idea.


Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:14 am


Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby stoneyboy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:57 pm

Mattj967 ,
Locate the studs and fix into these.
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 4752
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:44 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics