Loft Bed #2: Finally finished the loft bed for my daughter!

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Blog entry by HighRockWoodworking posted 02-26-2011 05:20 PM 1596 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well after way to long working on this bed I finally finished it and my daughter loves it. It probably would have been much simpler to just use smaller posts instead of glueing the three 2×6’s together and then cutting them down or to not have ripped all of the 2x material down so that…well they didn’t look like 2x material but I am really happy with the results. With the head and foot boards mortised, glued, and lagged together they are really strong. I notched the side rails to form a tenon so that they slide back into the mortice cut into the head and foot boards and installed lags to secure them in place. The end result is a bed that is easily disassembled but very sturdy.

The loft bed is great for our daughters room because it allows her to use the space under neath as a play area and saves space.

-- Chris Adkins,

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#1 posted 02-26-2011 05:25 PM

Started a new company about 6 months ago and we now have a new baby in the house, all great things but I am afraid I have completely neglected my woodworking and blogging. I am trying to get back onto more of a routine but I am finding it is not an easy task!

-- Chris Adkins,

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#2 posted 02-26-2011 06:28 PM

Great bed. Looks like a nice place to sleep and play.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 02-26-2011 06:35 PM

Chris, this turned out great. Every child I know that has a bed like this absolutely love it. Like Karson said it is a great place to play (and sleep when they have to) and fires up their imagination for all sorts of play activities.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-26-2011 06:50 PM

Thanks. She loves it, the wife wants to cut out some curtains to hang down that will have an opening like a door and window to make it feel more like a play house underneath.

-- Chris Adkins,

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