Son's Loft Bed

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Project by OhhCrap posted 05-08-2011 08:52 PM 2188 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s cool bed for a pretty cool kid. Nothing special about materials just your basic pine with liberal use of bead board with a clear poly finish.

Storage space is at a premium so I put a “Locker” at the end which holds up the foot of the bed. Head Board was made with laminated 2 x lumber, cut and planed down to 2 ½ square. Tenon joints re-enforced with #9 power screws.

The desk has a laminate top, thought that would be best for kid and their messes. The “celing” of the unit is fine quality landlord board painted a off white.

For the ladder he wanted a “Climbing wall” I started off with 1 ½” handrail stock, but we found it best to cut in some hand holds. The built in night stand actually slides down into the rails. I bored out some holes to fit 3/8 id iron pipe. This accommodates the 5/16” iron rod stock that is the bottom supports.

The fun part was cutting down the “Box Springs” or so they call them. Normal base unit of beds are nothing more than 1 x rough cut lumber with 2 x spacers. We removed a couple hundred staples to get the cover off, and cut the spacers down. This makes the top of platform sit flush with the top of the rails. This proves to be a real added bonus when it comes time to change the sheets as you can slide the mattress out to get at the fitted sheet.

-- Quality: There is hardly anything in the world that some men cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price are this man’s lawful prey.

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#1 posted 05-08-2011 10:29 PM

Nice work on this as well. I like your idea for the ladder and the saftey rail very creative. Very nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 05-09-2011 12:47 AM

Seems extremely well thought out. Is this your design? One of the best I’ve seen

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#3 posted 05-09-2011 07:20 PM

Nice bed with cool features.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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