Make your own loft bed for a child from pine wood paneling, by Fenna

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Fenna

Fenna

NL

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2 minutes

In this DIY project, Fenna shows how she made a loft bed for her son. For this job she ordered a custom-made wood panel in a thickness of 28mm. This way she could start immediately. Read more about her approach and experience below.

Fenna's description

This is step 1 of the loft bed for my 6-year-old son. The standard loft beds do not fit the idea of ​​what I have in mind. have my head. So make it yourself! Step 1 is the bed frame. This is partly attached to the wall and rests on 2 posts. It fits a slatted base and mattress measuring 1.80 by 0.80. I then still have a piece left for a loose 'stepping board' at the foot of the bed, so that you can easily 'dive into' the bed. Step 2 is to make a gate. This goes up to the ceiling. Very safe. This will come later. Step 3 is to make the cube cabinets that serve as both storage and stairs. This will also come later.

How I made this project

After extensively drawing up my idea in Sketchup, I started with the bed frame. I used 28mm pine carpentry panels for this. I attached the longest side wall to the stone wall. I attached the posts to the side walls with dowels and saw them neatly so that they disappear into the side walls. The 2 corners on the left side of the bed have been given a corner connection on the inside for extra strength. I also attached the right side wall to the wall to be sure. This is a wooden wall. In this house no wall is perpendicular and almost every wall is concave or convex. It requires some extra attention and challenge.

Dimensions of my DIY project

Length x width x height 221.0 x 85.6 x 172.0 cm.
There is a headroom of 150.0 cm under the bed

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How next?

Want to make this DIY project? Check out Fenna's saw list and complete your order easily.

€111.62


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