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Project by Chris Davis posted 08-10-2011 02:01 PM 3024 views 28 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a stairway loft that not your normal size. It is a full size. This customer didn’t want a bed on the bottom but I left room for a twin down there if needed. One of the difficult things on this loft was seaming the side panels. Panels usually only come in 4×8 sheets and since I needed about 58” the panels were attached. I used a festool domino to align and support the seam.

This one was built in April 2011 and completed in May 2011.

Instead of a ladder there is a staircase to get into bed. To utilize as much space as possible, drawers were added under each stair.

Here are some of the raw video
Cirko Loft Cut/Rip
Cirko Edge Band
wwbeds shop 05/04/11 02:57PM
Loft Chest
Cirko Bookcase
Loft Stairs
Loft Sides
Drawers
Loft Drawers
wwbeds shop 05/24/11 10:05AM
wwbeds shop 05/24/11 01:06PM

Building Pictures
desk being built
desk
Chest
Bookcase
Chest and bookcase>

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12 comments so far

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workerinwood

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#1 posted 08-10-2011 03:11 PM

Looks great, nice job!! Like the design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Murdock

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#2 posted 08-10-2011 03:36 PM

Great looking bed, I love the drawers in the stairs

-- "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein

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WilsonCreations

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#3 posted 08-10-2011 04:26 PM

Nice project, was this for a dorm room? My only concern with the stair drawers is a tripping hazard if one isn’t closed completely. But I am a fan of storage, the writing desk and the ‘private library’.

-- Wilson

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Chris Davis

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

No, I assumed that is was for someones house. Thanks for all the great comments.

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Tim Kindrick

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#5 posted 08-11-2011 12:26 AM

Nice design and craftsmanship!!!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 08-11-2011 01:41 PM

Good looking project Chris.

Lee

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tlstc

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#7 posted 08-11-2011 05:25 PM

Excellent idea on the step drawer storage!! Just plain great ideas. Nice piece.

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Roger

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#8 posted 08-12-2011 12:34 AM

very kool design with plenty of storage, and a work desk for homework…. ya can’t beat that

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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slimt

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#9 posted 08-13-2011 09:52 PM

great job looks like it will be used for a long time.

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MGW

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#10 posted 08-14-2011 12:16 AM

What are the dimensions? Awesome project!

-- Michael, North Carolina -- Whittling away the time making fine lumber into perfect fire stove fuel.

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Howie

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#11 posted 08-14-2011 01:48 AM

Very inovative. Great design. Well done!

-- Life is good.

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Chris Davis

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#12 posted 08-15-2011 01:09 PM

MGW, I think the dimensions are 97 1/2” x 56 1/2”. That is if I made my stairs 20” wide and I’m pretty sure I did.

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