The fireman’s pole makes getting out of bed a zip! And the whole project is a zip to build into any boy’s room. Build the dresser and the wall storage unit first, then install the box for the mattress and springs between them. Add the ladder and fireman’s pole, and everything is ready.
For a spend-the-night guest, or for daytime lounging, add the mattress-only bunk below. The high bunk is 4-1/2 feet off the floor — low enough for handy bed making and for adequate sitting-up space above.