The boys were so excited to hear that we were finally going shopping for a bunk bed earlier this week. They have been waiting a long time. We went to every furniture store in our town, but were unimpressed with the prices and the low quality. Terry said, “I can build them a bunk bed. I’ll just use the measurements of Leslie and Laci’s bed.”

And that’s just what he did! He bought the boards, cut them to size, painted them blue (Mitch picked the color), and assembled it in about two days!


He had a good helper in Mitch, who really loved using the power drill! 🙂


And he held things.

A lot.


Here they are, climbing up on their new bed!


We took Matthew to pick out his own comforter today. He wasn’t too excited about the change at first, so the Buzz Lightyear bedding helped. This bed is much sturdier than the ones in the store, and looks just as nice! Terry saved us around $400, too! (I’m so blessed with a handy husband!)


Matt looks like a big boy now. *sigh*


But he’s not too big for my lap yet. 🙂

With love,


8 thoughts on “The Boys’ New Bunk Bed

  1. Carolyn Courtney says:

    I am so impressed! Terry did a terrific job on the beds; they look very nice. He also did the building so quickly! Mitchell received some good skills training in the process, too. The boys look so cute on their new furnishings. Did you (or the boys) want bunk beds to free up more floor space?


    1. Yes, we needed the space. His room was so crowded before. Plus they’re just fun! 🙂


  2. Carole says:

    Wow! Great job! Matthew does look like a big boy now! Matti still sleeps in her crib, but has started climbing out and coming to find me in the mornings instead of waiting for me to come get her. Kind of bittersweet how fast they grow up!


    1. I know it! I feel the same way. I was really sighing a lot as we got rid of the crib (which had been turned into a toddler bed); I have very mixed emotions about it all!


  3. Kristy Jo says:

    Matt does look so big! And the beds look GREAT!!!!


    1. Thank you! 🙂


  4. Pat says:

    I am showing this to my son, I think he should make these for his boys. I cannot believe your kids are so grown up. They are always smiling though, love that.


    1. Thank you, Pat! My husband can give you the measurements if you would like to have them. He copied the girls store-bought bunk beds when he built these.


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