Build a Bed

Do you want to build a bed, but don’t know where to start?

Do you live in an apartment or college dorm and struggle with limited space?

OP Loftbed can help you build a bed!

Benefits of building a loft bed or bunk beds

  • Save money!

Total cost of the lumber to build an OP Loftbed should be around $100, and can be purchased from your local lumber yard or at most any home improvement store such as Lowes or Home Depot. Here is a list of what you would need to build a Twin Extra Long* tall size OP Loftbed:

– 10 pcs 2″ x 6″ x 96″ pine board
– 13 pcs 2″ x 4″ x 96″ pine board
– 1 pcs 3/4″ x 48″ x 96″ plywood

– 60 pcs 3/8-16 x 3-3/4″ hex head cap screws (bolts)
– 2 pcs 3/8-16 x 2″ hex head cap screws (bolts)
– 62 pcs 3/8-16 wing nuts
– 124 pcs 3/8″ flat washers
– 62 pcs 3/8″ lock washers
– 42 pcs #10 x 3-1/2″ flat head phillips wood screws
– 24 pcs #10 x 2″ flat head phillips wood screws

Total cost for the fasteners is $54.99 if you purchase the kit online through our OP Loftbed Hardware Store. If you buy these at a general hardware store like those mentioned above, the price will run around $110 or more.

*This material list is for the twin extra long tall height loft bed. This is our most common set of plans because it also seems to be the most common size in college dorms. Materials and costs for other sizes will vary proportionately, and is printed on page 3 of the purchased plans. Lumber and fasteners are commodity items and prices can vary greatly from day to day and in different geographic locations.

  • Save space!

“Loft beds are excellent space saving ideas for small rooms. Lofts with low beds and loft beds can make kids room or teenage bedroom design more functional and comfortable. Loft bunk beds and lofts with beds add more space to small homes, cottages and apartments, and create stylish and interesting interior design that children and quests enjoy.” –

  • Feeling of accomplishment!

There is nothing like the feeling of accomplishment gained from building something. When you build your own loft or bunk bed you are reminded of the accomplishment each night. OP Loftbed is here to help. With our plans and hardware kits you don’t have to be an experienced builder to build your very own DIY loft bed.

  • Personalize your bed!

When you build your bed yourself you can personalize it in ways you can’t if you buy one from a furniture store. Take a look at what some of our customers have done.