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DIY Kid’s Cabin Bed

Is it time for your toddler to transition to a big kid’s bed? We built this kid’s cabin bed for our toddler’s room!

Thank you to Kreg and Build Something for sponsoring this DIY kid’s cabin bed! All opinions are entirely my own. This post also contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t recommend wholeheartedly. Read my full disclosure here.

A couple months ago we shared our very first DIY project in our three year old’s room. His room had been neglected since moving into this house two years ago.

We started with this amazing mountain mural that made SUCH a big difference in the room, isn’t it so cute??

Full view of the nursery with mountain mural, barn chandelier, colorful shiplap book shelves and the DIY nook for the farmhouse kid bedroom

Right around the same time as the DIY mural, we started noticing that Cal seemed to be a little cramped in his toddler bed. Just like any other 3 year old, he loves to sleep with one million stuffed animals and blankets. There was barely any room for him.

We knew it was time to think about a new bigger bed for Calloway. After our bathroom renovation finished, our schedule cleared up and we decided it was the perfect time to build the bed ourselves.

So we’re building a cabin bed!

Over the past few years, I’ve seen several different variations of cabin bed or house style beds for kid’s rooms. I always thought that it would be so fun to build a boy’s cabin bed!

For this fun DIY woodworking project we’ve teamed up with Kreg and to create the plans and share them online for free, which are now available on!

If you’re wondering Build Something is a website ran by Kreg Tools that is full of easy to follow woodworking plans that are all available for free! I’m sure you are going to find so much inspiration while you are there.

End part of the cabin bed shaped into a house's wall inside the shop

Inspiration for our boy’s cabin bed

Since I’ve been thinking about this for a couple of years, we’ve had plenty of time to pick up inspiration! We were inspired by tons of other boy’s cabin bed ideas – both other DIY beds and beds available for purchase from retailers.

Ready to see how our DIY cabin bed turned out?

Full view of the finished DIY cabin bed, mountain mural and the long blue window curtain with the farmhouse carpet

Ta da! Isn’t it perfect??

End side of the cabin bed with tiny window beside the bedroom window and showing the mountain mural on the other end, shiplap book shelf and the farmhouse carpet

Here’s a different angle so you can see the full details on the side panel.

Inside view of the cabin bed showing wooden roof, tiny window at the end and the bed with gray sheets pushed closely to the wall with mountain mural

We’re thinking about getting some of those glow in the dark stars for the inside of the roof to make this a little boy’s dream.

Other side of the cabin bed with gray sheets, wooden roof, white wall on the end with a tiny window like a tiny cabin

Our little guy is OBSESSED with his new big boy’s cabin bed and best of all, there’s plenty of room for him!

Full side view of the cabin bed

Kreg’s Pocket Hole Joinery

The incorporation of the pocket hole joinery using the Kreg K5 Master System made assembling this bed a breeze. If you’re looking to get into beginning woodworking projects, we highly recommend a pocket hole system for quick and easy joinery. Click here to learn how to use a pocket hole jig, which includes a video! 

Full view of the DIY cabin bed pushed closely to the wall with mountain mural and the farmhouse carpet

We’re thrilled to be done with Cal’s bed and he’s so excited about sleeping in it. If you are going to buy a cabin bed from a retailer, they run about $2,000+ so we were definitely able to save TONS of money by buying this cabin bed ourselves.

If you’re interested building this bed, definitely be sure to hop over to the Build Something website because I’m giving you the whole tutorial and all the plans there for free!

Would your children love a cabin bed too?

Let us know in the comments below.

kids bedroom with DIy cabin bed, shiplap book shelf, mountain mural and farmhouse carpet with text overlay that says Kid's Cabin Free Building Plans
How To Make a DIY Cabin Bed

How To Make a DIY Cabin Bed

Yield: 1
Active Time: 3 days
Total Time: 3 days
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $400

Is it time for your toddler to transition to a big kid’s bed? We built this kid’s cabin bed for our toddler’s room!



    1. Cut & assemble side panels
    2. Cut & assemble back panel
    3. Add supports to side panels
    4. Glue in pocket hole plugs
    5. Fill nail holes & sand
    6. Prime and paint
    7. Build roof panels
    8. Build roof support
    9. Assemble side & back panels
    10. Build bed platform

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