10 Unique Kid Beds That You Can Build Yourself
If you're looking to give your child or children a unique bedroom experience then look no further. With Kee fittings and pipe you can create custom structures by yourself and provide your kids with a room that is unmatched compared to if you were using any store bought furniture. The possibilities really are endless and your imagination is the only limit. Kee fittings are easy to use, adjustable, and super strong making them a perfect material to build with.
Since a unique bedroom needs to feature a bed to match, starting with the bed is a great idea. To help get you started, here are 10 unique bed designs built using Kee fittings that you could build yourself:
Flying Saucer & Lunar Rover Bed
Custom built by Raymond for his two boys, both these beds feature Kee Lite fittings in their design. The above flying saucer bed takes advantage of the Swivel Flange to create the individual rungs that run along the middle of the bed. The bed is attached to both the wall and the ceiling.
The lunar rover bed below uses pipe fittings to complete the top half of the design. The car body of the bed was built by Raymond from wood while the pipe fittings are used to complete the rest. The aluminum pipe and fittings work great in these two beds both for the stability and their shiny finish.
Intersecting Bunk Bed
The above design is a modern take on the traditional bunk bed. Rather than stacking the two beds atop one another, the beds are placed perpendicular to each other for a more unique look. Industrial pipe and fittings are used to create the frames for each of the beds while wood planks placed across the frame provide support for the mattresses. The pipe pairs well with the neutral colors in the room which helps to create the modern aesthetic.
Antique Children's Bed
Source: Little People's Linen
This room features an antique, rustic feel that is complimented by the custom brown painted bed frame. The frame is built using Kee Klamp fittings and is placed high enough to allow for extra storage underneath the bed. What's great about using Kee Klamp for building a bed like this is that you can set the height of the bed to whatever dimension you like. Allowing for the perfect height for your little one and/or to give extra storage space for toy or clothing bins.
Loft Bed with Desk
The above design features a loft bed with a desk and storage underneath. The entire frame is built using Kee Klamp while a wood plank placed across the bottom of the frame creates the desk top. Wood is also used along the edges atop the frame to add to the look of the bed.
The ladder is constructed using Flange fittings for the base and Single Socket Tee fittings for the ladder rungs. Each rung can be placed individually if desired, however, they are evenly spaced out in this design.
Modern Loft Bed
The above loft bed is mounted to both the ceiling and the wall. The ladder provides additional support to the frame while also allowing access up to the bed. Pipe is used for railing along the edges of the bed to provide support and to keep little ones from falling off.
The pipe adds to the clean look apparent in this room although I'm sure the room won't stay that way for long!
Boy's Loft Bed
Another loft styled design, this bed was built to free up floor space. The extra space allows for a dresser and a desk to be placed underneath it enabling the children to finally do homework in their own room instead of at the kitchen table.
“It was by far the best solution, being able to just cut the pipe to length and easily assemble without worry of 'weak' joints. It was an easy decision."
Kee Klamp fittings and pipe are use to create the frame and as you can see triangles are built into the design to give the structure added stability. These triangles are created using the Swivel Flange and Single Swivel Socket. Industrial pipe is then used along the top of the bed to keep Michael's two boys from falling off.
Read more about this bed in: 5 Unique Loft Ideas Built with Industrial Pipe
Industrial Bed Frame
This room is perfect for any skateboarder. The room has urban vibe to it that is continued right along into the bed frame. The industrial finish of the pipe and fittings fits perfectly in this room. Wood is also used in the headboard and footboard to give the frame a more complete look. These wood sheets can be attached using the M50 or P50 fittings.
Contemporary Kid's Bunk Bed
Source: Brian Vanden Brink
Again, another modern take on the traditional bunk bed design, these two beds sport a very clean and contemporary look. The design allows for some shelf space underneath the upper bed and overall pairs wells with the neutral colors in the room.
Pipe is mainly used as an accent and safety feature in this design. A pipe railing surrounds the bed on three sides to keep kids from falling off. It is mounted to both the wall and the wood frame using the Flange fitting.
Pipe Bunk Bed
This unique design allows for cubee space under the first bed to provide additional storage. The upper bed is then mounted to both the wall and to the floor. A ladder built using Kee Klamp fittings and pipe provides access to the top bunk and a railing surrounds the top half to keep little ones from falling off.
When trying to create your own custom experience for your children, Kee fittings are a great material to build with. They're easy to use, super strong and sturdy, and adjustable allowing you to create almost any structure. By going custom you create something that is perfect for you and your child and give them something they will truly enjoy. If you aren't sure where to start, contact our projects team for free design assistance and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter below to receive updates on more project ideas like these.