Daughters Loft Bed

Daughters Loft Bed

I wanted to give my daughter my queen bed but didn’t want to take up all her play area, so i had the idea to make her a loft bed. I wanted to be able to access her room quickly so i started with a window from her room to mine.

Then i made the bed frame, used 4×4 post, and 2×4 framing, so this thing is heavy and solid.

I had my neighbor help me put it in place. Next she needed a way to get up to it i was going to build a simple ladder, but decided she will need drawers also, so i combined the idea, stair case with drawers.

This was made of 3/4 plywood, so it is super heavy and sturdy. One of the corners of the room is chamfered so the end just received a cubby and not a drawer. For the drawer faces I have always like the louvered design, so i gave it a try.

I was happy with the outcome.

All in all, there are things i have learned and would do diffrent, but this was my first big building project and i am happy with the outcome, and she still has all her floorspace as play area.

Oh and as for the window, i am redoing this as soon as the temp goes up a bit around here, i have a few better tools now and a better understanding on how to go about it, but this is how it stands now.


Well thought out. I like the stair idea.

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

What a fantastic design to make the most of the space. The wood skills are beautiful as well using low cost materials with great results that you should be proud to show off. Good job man.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Yes, great idea. Love the whole design!

Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

Fun build nice work.

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