Build your kids a tractor bunk bed

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If you live on a farm or your kids like homesteading activities, this could be the perfect bunk bed. It would also be great in a small country weekender.

Bunk beds are great for kids who share one bedroom, especially if you have lots of vertical space you can use. By going up, rather than out, you create more space in the room for the kids to play around.

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This bed design is one of the simpler DIY tractor bunk bed designs — perfect for very young kids. But if you really want to impress the little bosses, you can build a more detailed and realistic tractor bed. Buy cheap tractor parts which you can include in your DIY bed — just make sure they are safe for the children!

Think your kids would look forward to bedtime with a bed like this?

View the album to get some inspiration for starting your own bunk bed project!


  • 4 – 2x6x10
  • 12 – 1x4x8
  • 15 – 2x4x104
  • 4 – 2x2x8
  • 16 – 5/16×3.5″ Carriage Bolts
  • 16 – Washers
  • 16 – 5/16″ Lock Nuts
  • 1 box – 2.5″ drywall screws
  • 1 piece of 4×8 plywood to cut the wheels out of.
  • 1/2″ Thick Plywood
  • 2 – short lenghts of PVC pipe

Paint colors (from Home Depot):

  • 2 gallons Green Grass
  • 1 quart Sunflower
  • 2 cans Black Spray Paint
  • Acrylic Paints – for the reflectors and headlights


  • Table Saw
  • Wood Clamps
  • Sander
  • Drill
  • Tape Measure

Click on any image to start the lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. You can also view the images as a slideshow if you prefer 😎

Thanks to Rucker Rendezvous for this great project. You can get the instructions here

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