Lofting a King-sized Bed

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Forum topic by Dchip posted 09-03-2010 02:42 PM 1408 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-03-2010 02:42 PM

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I’ve been asked by a friend to loft his king-sized bed approximately 5 1/2’ up. My thoughts are that whether a bed is 1’ or 6’ off the ground, the only real difference is to prevent the racking of the base. It will be flush against two walls, though, so I think I can do this securely by lagging the frame to some of the uprights in the two walls (or wood that has been anchored to the uprights). The other concern is support over the full length of the bed. It is 80’’ wide, so I figured probably two 2×4’’s mortised into the frame over this length between the outside frame of 2×6’’s or 2×8’’s, with 2×3’’s running perpendicular every couple of inches should be enough support (no box spring). If anyone has experience with similar builds and would like to chime in with some words of wisdom, or if anyone sees fault with this logic, I would appreciate the input. Thanks.

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#1 posted 09-03-2010 03:05 PM

I might take a look into using joist hangers instead of mortising, it would save a lot of time and aggrovation. I did something like this in college, but im not sure how you / he would like it to look. But just my thoughts

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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