Plans

Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Duet Bunk Bed Trundle and Bookcase

01.28.15
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Furniture Plans from The Design Confidential with Complete Instructions on How to Build a Trundle and Bookcase for the Duet Bunk Bed via @thedesconf

We last left off with the plans for the Duet Bunk Bed portion of this beauty and today we finish her off with the rolling trundle and bookcase portion of the plans. This part is easy, you got this… I can’t wait to see how you customize your duet bunk. Maybe skip the panels on the side with the bookcase so it is accessible from the beds? Maybe convert the trundle to rolling storage for all of those toys and items that are too deep for a bookcase (like board games) or set up a train station slash lego building surface that doesn’t need to be put away each day and can simply be tucked away out of site until the next go around… Just my two cents, love to know what amazing things you might do!

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase on the site or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. If you are a blogger and you post about your build, don’t forget to include a link to your post on your showcase here. Don’t forget… for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

$525-$575 – approximate total bunk bed cost
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Furniture Plans from The Design Confidential with Complete Instructions on How to Build a Trundle and Bookcase for the Duet Bunk Bed via @thedesconf

 

Lumber list is for the entire bunk bed with trundle and bookcase. If you purchased these items for the first portion (the bunk beds) you will NOT need to purchase again.

  • 6 – 1×2 at 8’
  • 16 – 1×4 at 8’
  • 8 – 2×4 at 8’
  • 6 – 2×6 at 8’
  • 3 – 4×4 at 8’
  • 1 – 1/4” sheet of plywood at 2’x4’
  • 5 – 3/4” sheets of plywood at 4’x8’

Materials list is for the entire bunk bed with trundle and bookcase. If you purchased these items for the first portion (the bunk beds) you will NOT need to purchase again.

This portion of the cut list is for the bookcase and trundle only!!

  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 12”x70” – Bookcase Sides
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 12”x48-1/2” – Bookcase Top and Bottom
  • 5 – 3/4” plywood at 12”x48-1/2” – Bookcase Middle Shelves
  • 4 – 3/4” plywood at 12”x13” – Bookcase Cubby Walls
  • 8 – 1×2 at 48-1/2” – Back and Front Sliding Door Rails
  • 1 – 1/4” plywood at 16-1/2”x24” – Top Sliding Door
  • 1 – 1/4” plywood at 14”x24” – Bottom Sliding Door
  • 1 – 3/4” plywood at 40”x75-1/2” – Trundle Bottom
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 7-1/2”x40” – Trundle Sides
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 7-1/2”x77” – Trundle Front and Back

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

We will pick up where we left off on the plans for the duet bunk beds.

Cut the pieces for the Bookcase Sides, Top and Bottom. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the ends of the Top and Bottom. Also, drill pocket holes along the backside of Sides (to later attach to bed). Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

Cut the pieces for the Bookcase Middle Shelves. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the each end of the Middle Shelves. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

Cut the pieces for the Bookcase Cubby Walls. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the top and bottom of each Cubby Wall. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

Cut the pieces for the Front and Back Rails. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the ends of each Rail. Position the Back Rails as shown. Assemble with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

Cut out the Sliding Doors. Drill a 1” diameter hole on each side of the Door as shown.

Next, place the Top Sliding Door in front of the Back Rails, then place the Front Rails in front of the Door. Repeat the process for the Bottom Sliding Door.

Cut the pieces for the Trundle Bottom and the Trundle Sides. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the ends of the Trundle Sides and along each side of the Trundle Bottom. Assemble with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

Cut the pieces for the Trundle Front and Back. Assemble with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

Attach the casters to the bottom of the Trundle Bottom as shown. Be careful to use screws that are short enough in length to not poke thrown the other side of the Trundle Bottom.

(bottom view)

Attach the Bookcase to the Bed Posts as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. Next, Slide the Trundle under the bottom of the lower bunk. It’s time for a slumber party!

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

// Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidental and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Affiliate links are used for tools and materials. The Design Confidential will earn a small commission for any items purchased using these links. Thank you for your support – every little bit counts!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *