My son has wanted a bunk bed for months and now that we got a puppy, made perfect sense to make one! I didn't like any of the plans I found so ended up making one completely from scratch. Used different kinds of pine for most of the bunk bed including the accent backboard. Mixture of natural and stained woods using Minwax. My son likes to read at night so added two LED can lights for the bottom bed connected to a switch that plugs into an outlet. Hardest part was the length of time it took to individually stain the pieces of wood for the bunk slats and frame.