Make DIY Industrial Style Scaffold Bunk Beds

This bunk bed design was originally commissioned for a sci-fi themed bedroom and is made with scaffolding poles, scaffold boards and cable trays.  The scaffold boards and cable trays can be configured in various ways and the dimensions adapted to suit your own mattress size.  It can also be split in two to make two separated single beds.

 

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This is what we're making
This is what we're making

Build your own industrial style bunk bed from scaffold and cable trays

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Source components for bunks
Source components for bunks

Download PDF for full component list, dimensions and instructions

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01: Place legs in approx. position
01: Place legs in approx. position

Fit clamps to legs as shown

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02: Attach side tubes to legs
02: Attach side tubes to legs

Fit clamps to side tubes then attach tubes to legs

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03: Place head/footboard tubes
03: Place head/footboard tubes

Fit clamps to head/footboard tubes then attach tubes to legs

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04: Slide long tubes in place
04: Slide long tubes in place

Fit long tubes into brackets on head/footboard - these will be the rests for slats. Add end caps.

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05: Attach grill to side
05: Attach grill to side

Bolt side grill to the legs

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06: Detail of grill fixing
06: Detail of grill fixing

Clamp grill to legs with attachments shown

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07: Attach head/footboards
07: Attach head/footboards

Bolt scaffold boards to legs to make headboard and footboard

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