After searching in vain for the perfect loft bed, we finally just decided to make one ourselves. We wanted one that would be comfortable with our 8-ft. ceilings, but that would also leave lots of space underneath for our 8-year old to hang out. He has a pretty small room, so we only wanted a bed with an upright ladder that does not take up further floor space. We ended up combining our favorite features from many different beds.
After so many people asked if we could tell them how we did it, we finally decided to draw up our plans for anyone else who thinks this is the perfect loft bed too! Our twin loft bed only took a few days to make, and cost under $75 for materials! (Not including paint, should you decide to paint yours, like we did.) If you would like a copy of our very detailed plans, which include lots of diagrams and photos, we are selling them for $10 via paypal, to go towards our kid’s college fund. : )
You should get your plans pretty much as soon as you order them – yay! One thing: you will get an email that might look like spam, which will include a link that might look like more spam. It’s not! It’s from “e-junkie” which is the service I’m using to send out the plans to you.
Click here for answers to the most common questions I’ve been getting about the loft bed.
And click here to see a variety of photos of beds made from these plans.
!! BREAKING NEWS:
I have just been alerted to quite possibly the best thing ever invented for us loft bed people: ZIP ON SHEETS. How did I not think of this? Gets good reviews, so I just I ordered a sheet plus base set in gray, and if I end up liking, I’m going to order one extra top sheet. It’s no secret that getting the sheets on the mattress of a loft bed is no joke. I will report back if this makes life easier in that regard. If anyone has used these, please comment with what you think.