As children grow older, not only do they outgrow their clothes, but they also outgrow their bedroom spaces. If you have a teen or a tween in the house, a loft bed can be the perfect solution to providing additional space in a small bedroom.
A loft bed allows you to use the space underneath for a desk, a couch or additional storage space. The grown-up version of a bunk bed, loft beds free up space while still looking stylish and cool.
Building a loft bed is a large project, but it’s a great budget-saver if you have DIY skills and a straightforward plan such as this Loft Bed tutorial from Ana White. Cut lists, step-by-step instructions, and assembly directions make it a manageable project.
- 15 – 1×3 Boards, 8′ Long
- 3 – 1×8 Boards, 10′ Long (cut one long and one short cut from each)
- 1 – 1×8 48″ Long (cut 1 short cut from this one)
- 3 – 1×4 Boards, 8′ Long
- 1 – 2×2 Board, 8′ Long
- 11 – 1×2 Boards (Less if you have a bunkie board or box spring), 8′ Long
- 1 1/4″ Screws
- 2″ Screws
- Wood Glue (We recommend EcoGlue Premium Wood Glue)
- Finishing Supplies (Wood Filler, Sand Paper, Paint, Brushes, etc)
For complete instructions and photos, visit Ana White.