Submitted by Medickep on Sat, 10/03/2015 - 13:34

I built this loft bed for my neighbor's daughter.  It has a lot of space for storage and the book shelves with desk really add a lot of stabilty.  I added some supports to the back rail as it moved to much for me and made the ladder out of 2x material as it kept costs down and seemed stronger.  Neighbor wanted the ladded straight up and down so I connected it to the lower bookshel too!  Would not recommend cutting pieces in advance on this one!  I also used plywood for the shelves and trimmed them out as it was cheaper!

Estimated Cost
300 +/-
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Plywood, common board, furring boards
Finish Used
Up to the neighbor this time!!
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

Comments

LanMan20

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 14:39

Good job!  I am toying around with building something similar from scratch.  A few questions if you don't mind: 

1. Given the sturdiness, I am guessing it is fairly heavy.  Could two people move it?  

2. By chance, is it modular for easy breakdown and transport (upstairs)?  

3. Are there any plans available (materials listing, cuts, etc.)?  

Thanks for posting and keep up the great work.  I am sure your neighbor will be pleased!

Medickep

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 15:03

Hopefully you have not been waiting long! I do not get notified for some reason to remarks any longer!

Yes, it's very sturdy, especially with the addition of the book shelves and desk.  Itt is designed to come apart with a few screws, so going up stairs is not an issue.  I got it from the following plans. 

 

http://ana-white.com/2010/05/furniture-plans-loft-bed.html

http://ana-white.com/2010/06/plans/what-goes-under-loft-bed-how-about-big-bookcase

http://ana-white.com/2010/06/loft-bed-small-bookcase-and-desk

 

I do not recommend cutting everything in advance.  Build as you go if you want everything to fit perfectly!!

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