Hanging Bed

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About This Project

My son wanted a loft bed for his birthday ... until he saw this hanging bed! When he and his sister went to their cousin's house for the night, we decided to give it a try.

It's actually not that hard. Being rookies, we didn't realize how heavy the 2x4s are. If we were to do it again, we would use 1x4s instead. But, our bed is quite sturdy. We exhausted our cordless drill mid-way through the project.

But, this plan doesn't need many cuts. Most of the cutting was done at Home Depot.

The tricky part was actually getting it on the wall. We borrowed 2 squat racks and put the bed on those until it could be anchored. We also bought L brackets and used those rather than the lag bolts. The rope gives it a nice look, but actually won't become load bearing unless the bed starts to fall.

Our son loves the bed and it gives him plenty of extra space to work with in his room.

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Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
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I love that you used the L brackets for support instead of just relying on the ropes! I was wondering what size you used and how you attached it to the bed/wall? I had some idea for a short time that there might be a bed from Ikea that could be modified (take off legs) and "hung" on the wall like this. The beds cost about 80 bucks each which isn't too bad BUT the problem is with shipping! They wanted 100 bucks to ship 2 of them to me which makes making them a much better choice:) Before I looked @ that I was undecided about if it was really cheaper to build or not! I guess if you live close to an Ikea it might be an option but it's not for me. Even the gas it would take for us to drive down there is too much! I'd rather just go to my local orange or blue (both 5 mins from my house) and build it:)