How to Build a Teepee Bed

Your child will have lots of fun sleeping on this DIY teepee bed!
Your child will have lots of fun sleeping on this DIY teepee bed!

While sleep is a luxury for adults, toddlers do not think of it that way. It most likely is the last item in their to-do list. If you’re having this problem, you are not alone. But fear not, there’s a solution.

It's beautiful and functional - what more can you ask for?
It’s beautiful and functional – what more can you ask for?

A teepee bed is a child’s dream come true. With this, you can easily lure your toddler into sleeping. It’s actually a fun bed that doesn’t feel like a bed at all.

But wait – Getting a bed is expensive. Well you don’t have to worry anymore; you can easily make one. And it’s not just any bed – it’s a teepee bed!

Materials:

  • Your choice of wood cut to desired size
  • 4 castors
  • screws
  • L brackets (vertical and horizontal)
  • wood filler
  • Enamel paint (color of your choice)
  • Primer
  • Clear polycrylic
  • Steel wool
  • Wood glue
  • 2 mattresses
  • 2 slatted bed bases
  • 80 grit, 220 grit, and 320 grit sandpaper

Tools:

  • Circular saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Screwdriver
  • Drill
  • Vise grips
  • Dremel with surface grinding bit
  • Chisel
  • Hammer

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Thanks to Hello Bowsers for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here

 

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