Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Book Slings for the Bunk Beds


The girls share a bedroom with bunk beds. The room is small and the height and placement of the bunk beds does not permit bedside tables. I decided to make them some book slings so that they could keep their current reading material at arms reach.


(Above photo: she memorizes Robert Munsch books and reads them aloud. About 18 months ago,  she was so-so about reading, and then she discovered Munsch books).

I used this tutorial and this tutorial ( I used the second tutorial for the construction because I wanted a hidden channel). These book slings are completely reversible.  The double rod hardware was found at Lowes (which now ships free in my area).  Normally, I am not fond of border prints but I bought this fabric on impulse almost two years ago (it is the pink and blue Bernartex House and Home) .  The inside print is the coordinating non-border print.   The hardware is drilled into the studs and I used thick 1” dowel (48 “ long) (available at Home Depot for about $3 a rod).

The project is a useful one and a nice option for bunk beds.


Have a great day!



  1. I have long admired a similar project. They turned out fantastic. So glad your readers enjoy them.

  2. The book slings are a great idea!

  3. What a fantastic idea!! I must show this project to my sister too. Hugs to your sweet readers! They make the perfect models.

  4. Great idea. I think they would work with beds too especially if the bedroom is too small to put anything other than a bed and a wardrobe.

  5. This is perfect for bunk beds!
    (We had bunk beds for 10 years, then just recently passed them on to someone else)

  6. A beautiful project I have always wanted to make for my kids room but never actually did. I love it - especially the vintage fabric! It's adorable!

  7. I've always mean to make the kind that hang from the springs as a dust ruffle but I've never gotten around to it.

    Very sweet (and adorable photos of your girls).

  8. Now THIS is an especially great idea!


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