Ohio State Loft Bed

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Project by BGW posted 01-05-2013 06:49 PM 4659 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As a Notre Dame fan, this was a tough one, so I charged extra for having to stomach the OSU red. It was a long build, and by far my most ambitious piece of furniture since the customer wanted it to be full size (as opposed to twin). They were very happy with the finished product (especially the desk top w/logo, which was a surprise).

Most of the joinery was done with a Kreg jig, I used dimensional lumber for the support & cabinet grade plywood for the shelves. Thanks for looking.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#1 posted 01-05-2013 07:13 PM

Just keep repeating “What ever the customer likes ”. It will help get you through.

Looks like a great build. Lots of space and a happy customer.

Hope you end up very happy Monday night :-)

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 01-05-2013 08:23 PM

Nice job. Go Bucks!

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#3 posted 01-06-2013 12:45 AM

Nice build, but would look a lot better in maize and blue!

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#4 posted 01-06-2013 12:57 AM

Wow, looks great Bob! You did a real nice job. Customer should be very happy with it.

Thanks for sharing,

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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#5 posted 01-06-2013 01:27 AM

great looking bed. she will enjoy for years. always looking for ideas

-- If your not supposed to have hair on your face......why does it grow their

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#6 posted 01-06-2013 02:35 AM

Looks great, Bob! Funny how similar yours (bunk bed) and mine are. I really like the clear finish on the desktop. I’m guessing that’s a sticker on the desktop? With a finish over that? Looks good.
You should be proud of this one.

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL

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#7 posted 01-06-2013 02:41 PM


I modeled mine after the Pottery Barn bed of the same style. The customer was wanting an athletic theme, so I changed the drawers on the front of the shelving to a locker. It’s also a full sized bed, which isn’t offered at most places, but that really gave me fits to support the mattress.

The clear coat is a high quality vinyl decal with 5 coats of rub on poly. It’s my favorite part of the build, but I like natural wood over paint. I kind of took a chance on the desk top by not telling the customer (they thought it would be painted), but they loved it.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#8 posted 01-06-2013 04:43 PM

Good Job! I too like the desk top best. It is a nice contrast to to the paint.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#9 posted 05-16-2013 10:51 AM

Love that design.The loft bed is the most popular type of bed when it comes to people who want to save as much space as possible when decorating their bedrooms. Loft bed is an easy and beautiful way to add functionality to a small space.

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#10 posted 05-16-2013 01:26 PM

This is a wonderful piece of work and I easily believe that the client was well pleased with it. I can’t imagine anybody not being pleased. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 05-16-2013 01:40 PM

Thanks for the kind words, Charles. They were, indeed, very pleased. There is certainly nothing like getting a large check from a customer as they enthusiastically say, “Thank you so much!” I always want to say back, “No, thank you for letting me get paid to have fun!”

I have a couple other loft beds on the schedule, but it will be awhile as I am a bit backed up at the moment. Will post when finished…

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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