My daughter (10) and I built the Loft Bed with the optional Desk/Bookshelf as my contribution to her 10th birthday bedroom makeover.
I added a cantilevered shelf to the top of the headboard to accommodate a reading lamp, alarm clock and books.
We swapped out the middle shelf for a piece of white melamine to be a desktop and added a melamine iron-on banding for the edging.
To support a hanging rope chair, I swapped out the 2x2" center spine with a 2x4"
She and her cat love it!
Apparently board widths are different in Alaska, so double-check measurements and "dry fit" with scraps before cutting the middle piece of the 3 piece legs.
, before the alarm clock shelf was added to the top rail. The desk is backwards for photo purposes.
finished project, sanded and painted with 2 coats of flat black paint.