Build a Loft Bed (and win your daughters heart)

When it was time for a big girl bed for my daughter I was so excited because I had been WANTING to make the Hanging Loft Bed since first spying it on The Bumper Crop and Ana White. I'm a novice so this was the perfect first project for me and my daughter LOVES it. If you have unique space challenges in any of your bedrooms this is the bed for you.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$200 (I needed to buy some tools)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Home Depot standard (lowest cost) 2x4
Finish Used
White Paint
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

Comments

Rob from Wisconsin (not verified)

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 17:17

What a great idea! I can't wait to make one for my little girl next weekend. Can I ask a few questions? How did you affix it to the ceiling? I will not be able to get on top of the ceiling so I will be finding he joists with a stud-finder. I assume you screwed in eye-bolts?

How did you make the rail and ladder? Any help is GREATLY appreciated. Thanks so much for the idea, my Daughter is going to love it!

Thanks,
Rob

britpatt2010

Thu, 08/01/2013 - 06:03

I just wanted to say that I just came across this and absolutely love it! My daughter and our new baby will be sharing a room and now I have inspiration on how to make it work! Can't wait to try this out! Love the ladder...how did you make the ladder?