If you have built this bed, you can simply add another "rung" to the stair part to increase the safety at the platform area. If you build this bed, you will miss out on lots of smiles and laughter and pretend play.
The window was previously the obstacle in the way of building stairs. The best part about this bed is how easy and inexpensive it is to make. Use glue to fasten - these joints are permanent. If you are building this loft bed without the stair platform, add 2x4s all the way down to make a "ladder" for the kids to climb up.The inside width for the mattress area should be 39", insetting the side rails 1 1/4" from outsides. If you feel you need extra support - add metal brackets under the 2x6s. An alternative method is to attach metal bed brackets directly to the ends if you have those. Notice the cleat is added in this step to.
I used 2 1/2" screws and glue to attach, screws every 6-8" all the way down. Is there enough clearance to put another twin bed coming straight out underneath this?
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This bed is really a junior loft bed height.
You could just leave the platform at the same height, or add another tread to the stairs. They also sell what is called a bunkie board and also sell bunkie board mattresses - or mattresses with an included bunkie board.
I was planning to do the one with stair storage, but with parallel rails instead of perpendicular ones.
I should easily be able to wrap it up in a few hours with this plan. Also, have you thought about adding a shelf or two under the mid platform to add some storage space.
I love the sturdiness of the 2x4s and the overall look. Her room would be better suited to the side ladder verses just building up the ladder on the end, though that would be tremendously easier.
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