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Project by ChuckBunyon posted 01-07-2013 07:15 AM 2489 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mother wanted something special to give my niece for Christmas last year. Since she was getting too old for her little bed we decided to give her a big one. My mom found a free plan online for a school house loft bed. It looked good since is fits a twin mattress and there is enough room underneath for a desk. I took as much time as I could to build it to the highest quality so it would last for future grandchildren. It took about two weeks to complete working on it for several hours a day. We assembled it Christmas morning while my niece was at her other grandparent’s. She was so excited when she saw it that she scrambled to the top and hit her head on the ceiling. That didn’t stop her from being the most excited I had ever seen her.

I don’t know what other people’s experiences are but this was the first thing I built using the Kreg Jig system. I must admit that I’m not a sucker for gadgets but after this project, I’m a firm believer in that system. I built this using the basic pocket jig but I am saving for the complete system. The greatest part of this design is that the four sides separate and are interchangeable. This makes it capable of being in about any room layout. If it ever comes to my house for my future children it will get repainted as a police station though. ;)

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#1 posted 01-07-2013 12:56 PM

This is so cute and well made. Lucky little girl!

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#2 posted 01-07-2013 02:41 PM

Very nice, well done!!

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#3 posted 01-07-2013 03:13 PM

Love it, great job!

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#4 posted 01-07-2013 06:20 PM

I’ll bet your mom was really happy with this. Nice work! going to have to pad the ceiling? LOL!

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#5 posted 01-07-2013 10:14 PM

That is so cute and lovely!

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#6 posted 01-07-2013 10:18 PM

Excellent job!

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#7 posted 01-08-2013 02:38 AM

great bed i’m sure she’s verry happy

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#8 posted 01-08-2013 02:48 AM

You did a great job on this bed. I just showed it to my grand daughter and she loved it she LOVES to climb so guess I know what I’ll be building before long. I was wondering is this the plan you followed? ” http://ana-white.com/2010/09/playhouse-loft-bed ” if not do you mind sharing where the plans came from.

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#9 posted 01-08-2013 03:10 AM

This is the absolute coolest.GREAT job.

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#10 posted 01-08-2013 11:19 AM

Those weren’t the plans I used. I can’t find them doing a search for some reason. I think I still have a hard copy somewhere and I’ll have to find them.

-- If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer.

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#11 posted 01-08-2013 02:39 PM

This is really special. Well built and a great design with beautiful paint and details. Keep it up!

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#12 posted 01-08-2013 11:42 PM

Very cool!

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#13 posted 01-09-2013 12:45 AM

Here are the plans if anyone wants them. I couldn’t find them because I forgot it was a firehouse originally. We just painted it white so it would look like a schoolhouse.

http://ana-white.com/print/3892

-- If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer.

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#14 posted 07-03-2013 11:44 AM

Thanks chuckBunyon.That is a very beautiful bed.At home, loft beds provide an added versatility to children’s bedroom furnishings.Loft beds are available in different styles, both traditional and contemporary.These beds are becoming quite a popular choice among parents.

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