This Dad Builds Incredible Beds For His Kids Saving Tons of Money

We are happy parents of two wonderful little kids. Unfortunately, they are growing so fast and the time when they need to have their own room so we have recently started planning on the furniture.

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My wife and I believe that the kids’ bedroom is their fortress, their playground, their private spot. So, the room should express their style and personal taste.

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For the color of the walls in the kids’ bedroom, I and my wife have decided to ask the kids what color palette do they like.

The wall design is entirely their decision (you can see how creative they could be πŸ˜‰ ). I think it is very cool!

Dad builds kids beds

Perhaps the bed is the key element of their room and calls for unlimited comfort plus functionality. DIY toddler bed seems like a hard project to do, but if you are determined to create something with your own hands, you can make it.

Instead of buying a very expensive traditional bed from IKEA, we have decided to build something adorable which will save us lots of money.

Dad builds kids beds

For these lovely twin beds, we took a few ideas from the web.

Then we developed those ideas and made them our own. In fact, there are so many possibilities to customize the beds to suit exactly what your kids find comfy, cozy, and cool!

Dad builds kids beds

We’ve chosen the materials, mainly dry beams 3,5 / 4,5 cm Π°nd bought them from a popular timber company.

We processed the material with a smear (with UV protection, wood protection, and color), then varnished the wood, and finally trimmed it using a hand saw.

The necessary tools for the assembling are a screwdriver, drill 3 mm, wood screws 4×60 mm, 5×80 mm, clamps, colored yarn for decoration.

Dad builds kids beds

As you can see, my wife is a big fan of the DIY projects as well so she was helping me a lot.

Dad builds kids beds

Don’t forget that when you execute a DIY project for your kids, their safety should be your priority.

Dad builds kids beds

The assemblies have been fixed with angular and simple claws, then with the drill, and then screw the screws (so that the wood does not burst).

We mounted an additional 2/3 girdle interior fitting to lay the mattress frames (pre-purchased). We used double-sided mattresses with dimensions 80/180.

On the feet, we put extra pads so that the floor cover is not gouged. The roof was decorated with a colorful yarn, roughly coiled, suitable for a girl and a boy.

Dad builds kids beds

A week after we finished the kids’ bedroom, I decided to post some pictures on my Facebook profile so many parents can see that you don’t have to necessarily spend a fortune on expensive furniture.

In fact, you can create something beautiful and functional with your own hands…and some DIY ideas from the web. πŸ’‘

Few days after I posted the pictures, tons of people started sending me messages asking for tips. I was extremely happy that they’ve liked my project.  πŸ˜‰ 

Right now, I am building another DIY bed project for my sister’s daughter. Afterward, I’ve promised one of my neighbors to help him re-design his kids’ bedroom…I guess I need to change my job now!  πŸ˜€

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Ivo Iv

Ivo is the owner of – he started the site back in 2013, when he was still working in a Home Decor company, but the passion for interior design and decorations lead to creating the site and following his own dream of creating a great Home Decor, DIY and Gardening online-magazine. EXPERTISE: Landscaping, Interior Design, Gardening, DIYer, Home Decor, Engineering, LOCATION: New York, USA TITLE: Chief Editor FOLLOW IVO IV on LinkedIn