How to Make Bunk Bed Pins

Bunk beds are usually attached to each other with metal pins to keep the top bed balanced on the bottom bed.
Bunk beds are a good fit in cramped bedrooms.Bunk beds are a good fit in cramped bedrooms.
This prevents the bed from falling over. If you lost the metal pins to your bunk bed, you can make new metal ones. The most important aspect of bunk bed pins is the diameter and the length. The pins need to fit into the holes snugly to safely hold the beds together.

Step 1

Measure the diameter and the depth of the pin’s hole with the measuring tape. Get metal pins that are the proper diameter. The pins will probably be a little too long for the hole as they are.

Step 2

Put on your goggles and gloves. Position the metal pin near the hacksaw at the proper length. Cut the pin to be the exact same length as the depth of the bunk bed holes.

Step 3

Put the pin in a vise lengthwise and cut into the pin with the hacksaw. If you're using a stationary power hacksaw, turn on the power and slowly lower the blade onto the metal pin to cut it. If you're using a handheld power hacksaw, turn the power on and press the blade into the pin until it's cut through. If you're using a regular hacksaw you'll have to move the saw back and forth over the pin until you cut through the metal. Repeat this process on all the pins until you have enough for the bunk bed.

Step 4

Slip the newly crafted pins into the holes once the bunk beds are stacked on top of each other.

Things You Will Need

  • Measuring tape
  • Metal pins
  • Goggles
  • Gloves
  • Vise
  • Power hacksaw
  • Hacksaw

About the Author

Hollan Johnson is a freelance writer and contributing editor for many online publications. She has been writing professionally since 2008 and her interests are travel, gardening, sewing and Mac computers. Prior to freelance writing, Johnson taught English in Japan. She has a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.