DIY Fort Bed for Children's Bedroom

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When my boyfriend's son moved into our house, his one request was the he wanted an awesome Minecraft room. So, an awesome Minecraft room he was given. The first step in making a little boy's dream bedroom is to find the perfect bed--but what if you can't find the perfect bed? Then, make one. We made this DIY Fort Bed and customized it with every single detail that we wanted. It came out better than we could have ever imagined.
First, you'll need to purchase the blueprints to the bed, which are available through Palmetto Bunk Beds (link on my blog). The blueprints were only $25, so believe me, it's definitely worth it. Then, head to Home Depot and get all of the wood you need (measurements are included in the blueprints). You can either bring the wood home and cut it yourself, or have Home Depot do it for you.
Then, we sanded and stained the wood. If you buy pre-stained wood or if you want to go with the natural wood look, then you can skip this step.
When the wood was dry we applied a coat of Polyurethane and smoothed it over with steel wool. The result was beautifully finished and smoothed wood. Next, we sub-assembled sections in our garage so that it would be easier to fully assemble once we got to the the bedroom.
Then, we assembled!
It was Stephen's idea to two-tone the bed with darker wood on the frame and the accents, which I think added a whole other level to the beauty of the bed. We added Minecraft accessories and extra little decorations all around the bed to really personalize it.
Now, the best part: the fort! We put awesome lights in there so that Grant could still play in there when it got dark. We fully support nurturing a child's imagination, and having an awesome fort area has proved to do just that.
As you can see, the kids love the fort area!
I hope you love the fort bed as much as we do--for full details, head to my blog. Also, the full Minecraft room reveal will be happening next week, so make sure you follow along at to stay tuned for more DIY tutorials and room reveals :-)
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  • Lori Weir
    on Feb 25, 2018

    Amazing! Papa has a new hobbie now.. lol Beautifully done! Nanny all over Mindcraft 😏
  • Cherie
    on Jan 13, 2019

    Such a loving endeavor and you pulled it off awesomely!

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