How To Build A Full Size Loft Bed

Full Size Loft Bed


How to build a loft bed. This is for a full size bed. Everything you need to build it as well as the SketchUp file for you to modify as needed is here. The foot board side is a full ladder that will support adults with no problem. All of the slats are 2×4s with a small rabbet to fit in a sub rail. This creates a strong base for the mattress to sit in. After the bed was completed I stood on one slat and it supported my weight (170lbs) with no problem. The headboard side has 3 shelves below with a plywood back to add lateral support. The frame is mounted at 5’ off the ground. I used a lot of scraps for this but total cost should be around $120 depending on location. A shopping list, all diagrams, the SketchUp file, and 6 videos covering the build.

How To Build A Loft Bed

Please use the included diagrams to verify shopping list before you purchase materials.
SHOPPING LIST (Q=QUANTITY):
2X4X8 Q3
2X4X10 Q9
2X6X8 Q4
2X6X10 Q1
2X6X12 Q2
2X8X10 Q2 OR 2X8X16 Q1
1/4” PLYWOOD Q1
2-1/2” KREG SCREWS Q78
2-1/2” SCREWS OF CHOICE Q76
WOOD GLUE OPTIONAL

UPDATE: I received one picture of it in its new home!

full size loft bed

 

Full Size Loft Bed

Full Size Loft Bed

Full Size Loft Bed

Full Size Loft Bed

Full Size Loft Bed

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SketchUp file and diagrams:

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