We built a loft bed!

loft bed

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-yr old to hang out. He also 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 sell our plans for anyone else who thinks this is the perfect loft bed too! Our twin ed 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! Once your payment clears (paypal says 3-5 days!), we will send over the plans (a pdf) right away.

 

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103 thoughts on “We built a loft bed!

  1. What color and brand of paint did you use for your loft bed? Will purchase plans via cc tomorrow….can’t wait to start project this holiday weekend.

    • Hi there! I used Kilz Latex primer, tinted gray. Code on top says: B 1Y BG. Might make sense to someone!

      Then for the black, I used Benjamin Moore Natura in eggshell. Can says Base 4 513 4x. I had it colored to Black Beauty.

      Thanks for asking!

  2. How many hours did this take? We are not handy, so I’d have to hire my handyman to do it. How much do you think the materials are? The loft is BEAUTIFUL. Thank you so much. My 9-year-old daughter is dying for a loft.

    • Hi there! I so totally should’ve kept track of the exact hours, but I did not. We finished whole thing in a weekend, not killing ourselves. Didn’t work sun up to sundown or anything like that. And that didn’t include painting, since we primed, that had to dry, then I think two coats of the black.. Sorry I can’t be more exact!!

  3. Hi Cheri! Yes – it would be super easy to make a headboard there, several people have. There are a number of ways you could do it, one being just adding a few boards there – like the step treads. Basically, you can customize the plans any way you’d like…

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