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Claire's Loft Bed

August 11, 2011 |
posted by hook Fam
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Claire's Loft Bed
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Claire's Loft Bed
About This Project

A few months back a friend of my Sister asked if I would build a bed for her 10 year old daughter. I was excited to do it! So I finished up the projects I had already started and then went to work. I had never built bookshelves before. I wanted it clean and "hole-less" on the outside, so we found a Kreg Jig and I started learning. SUPER easy!! I believe it has been painted white. I can't wait to go see it!!
I followed Ana's plans except I used 2*2s for slats and used 16" wide boards for one of the bookshelves and the desk top. I want them to be able to use this for years to come and not out-grow it too quickly.

Estimated Cost: 
$300
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Required Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Type of Wood: 
Spruce and pine

Loft bed with 16" deep desk and small book cases.

Where did you get 16" wide boards? We're thinking of making the same loft with the 16" desk and 16" small book cases. I was planning on using plywood.

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Fri, 2011-10-21 11:39
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My apologies, I just saw

My apologies, I just saw this.
I got them from Home Depot down the shelving isle.

posted by hook Fam | on Thu, 2011-11-24 13:32

Looks great!

This turned out fantastic! You did a wonderful job.

posted by Cindy from Indiana (not verified) | on Sun, 2011-10-23 13:08

hello just a quick question

hello just a quick question about the railing. Is it screwed on or is it just sitting over the wood? Very nice bed.

posted by judee (not verified) | on Sat, 2012-02-25 08:56
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My apologies, I just saw this

My apologies, I just saw this now. It is screwed on, but from the inside.

posted by hook Fam | on Tue, 2012-08-07 17:06

How many 2x2s did you use? I

How many 2x2s did you use? I think I am going to do the same to make sure that I do not outgrow the bed. Also did you have to change the size of the little bookshelves when you changed the desk to 16" instead of 12" ? I'm trying to build the whole set on my own (im 14)

posted by WannaMakeA LOFTBED (not verified) | on Tue, 2012-08-07 15:35
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I think I used around 20

I think I used around 20 2x2's, and did use a center beam to add strength. I only changed the one bookshelf to a 16" (the one under the desk). The other one I left as a 12". Good luck building your bed!

posted by hook Fam | on Tue, 2012-08-07 17:09

Thanks!

Thank you sooo much. I have left questions in the comments sections and you are the only one who has answered. I greatly appreciate it.

posted by WannaMakeA LOFTBED (not verified) | on Tue, 2012-08-07 20:29
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Thank you so much for your pics!

Hook fam, Thanks so much for your work and for the pictures. I really like how you left the lower back side of the big book shelf off and still included the desk behind. Love the 16" too and I think I will go with that for the desktop but leave the 12" for the shelves. Thanks again! This is now my next project!!!

posted by jvanhorn | on Sun, 2013-05-12 21:37

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