Loft Bed

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Project by ShakerBoxMaker posted 09-22-2010 03:49 AM 2428 views 20 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this loft bed for our 14 year old. It is made from ½” and ¾” MDF and poplar. The drawer boxes are made using ½” birch ply with ¾” MDF applied fronts. There are 6 drawers open to the front, 3 open on the left end and 2 pencil drawers in the desk portion. The desk portion also includes a concealed 4-outlet power strip.

I used knock down hardware to make moving it possible but I built the proverbial boat in a basement. The main dresser is 27” wide, 42” deep and 60” tall. It would not fit through a 30” door since I didn’t consider the hall way was only 36” wide!! After many constructive suggestions from my better half, I removed the pre-hung door jamb allowing just enough clearance.

-- -- Mark in Fort Wayne, IN

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#1 posted 09-22-2010 04:05 AM

I like it. I also like how the wife is always quick to offer completely unsolicited suggestions.

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#2 posted 09-22-2010 10:43 PM

Looks nice. I did the same thing with a corner cabinet one time. Never took into consideration that widening the body would increase the depth more than a standard door. Took the door off of the hinges and had about 1/16th to spare!

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#3 posted 09-23-2010 03:01 AM

Nice work, I may be doing the same in a couple of years for my boys

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 09-23-2010 01:51 PM

Good looking unit. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 09-23-2010 03:20 PM

Great job!! I have a request from my daughter to build one for the grand daughters.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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