Loft Bed Small Bookcase and Desk
Convert space under a loft bed into storage and a desktop space. Simple plans even have a spot to hide a cpu!
I hope everyone had a productive and enjoyable weekend. After 50 pages on my book proposal last week and my husband using 25 gallons of paint and primer up on our garage last weekend, we felt the need to NOT work on Sunday. So I am just returning from a day of watching kids play on the beach, jet skiing and intertubing, fishing, and eating - you know, lake stuff. Much needed lake stuff.
And I don't really consider drawing plans up for you work, because I love designing furniture, and I love seeing your photos (wow, thanks so much for sharing tons of photos on our facebook page!) but once in a while, it's nice to be away from the computer. And once in a while, it's nice to eat one too many smores.
Today, we are going to finish up the loft bed plans by adding two small bookcases and a desktop. I actually designed this plans so that it's really one small bookcase, with a longer top on one of the bookcases.
These bookcases are actually very similar to the Willy Bookcases here. But I wanted to design bookcases specifically for the loft bed, plans that work with a large bookcase to make for smart storage in your teens room
1 – 1×4, 6′ Length
3 – 1×12, 8′ Length
1 – 1×12, 6′ Length (Desktop)
1 – 1×3, 8′ Length
1 1/4″ Screws
Work on a clean level surface. Check for square and use good straight boards. Predrill all screw holes with a countersink bit. Be safe and have fun!
4 – 1×12 @ 29 1/4″ (Bookshelf Sides)
4 – 1×12 @ 24 1/2″ (Bookshelf Shelves)
1 – 1×12 @ 26″ (Small Bookshelf Desktop)
1 – 1×12 @ 67″ (Large Desktop)
2 – 1×3 @ 24 1/2″ (Footer)
2 – 1/4″ Plywood @ 26″ x 30″ (Backs)
2 – 1×4 @ 29 1/4″ (Desktop Legs)
BUILD THE BOX
Build the box as shown above using 2″ screws and glue. Build one as shown above, and the other without the top attached.
Attach the footer as shown above, using 2″ screws and glue. Inset the footers 1/2″ and also keep the top edges flush. The bottom edge will be just shy of meeting the ground.
Attach the backs to the bookcases. You may need to wait to attach the top in the next step to the second bookcase before adding the backs. Make sure you fasten to the shelves too. Use glue and 1 1/4″ nails.
Attach the large desktop to the top of the second bookcase, and the legs too. Use 2″ screws and glue.
After you have finished the bookcases, use 1 1/4″ screws to screw the desktop legs to the small bookcase and the loft bed legs. Also recommended is to screw the small bookcase to the front loft leg and to the large bookcase.