I built this loft bed for my daughter who is 3. It is built like the loft bed but the height of the fort bed since she is still little. The first night we were worried that she would somehow roll out since the mattress is thicker than I had realized making the side rails shorter, however she has not had any problems. I used 1x2s and a few 1x3s since that is what I had in the shop. If I were to do it again I would use more 1x3s for support or add plywood like the Fort bed.
$50 to $100, the lumber was purchased for another project that never made it out of design phase. Not sure how much we paid for it.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
1x2 and 1x3 furring strips
Spray lacquer. Only one coat. We should have used more coats and sanded it down more, especially the edges around the top of the ladder, I've noticed that it is a little sharper than I had intended. My husband is not a very patient man and we tried to build this with the 3 year old and 4 month old in the shop with us. It started out good but quickly became a bad situation because I had already taken her old bed out of the room and we needed to finish this one. Oops! I got a little excited!
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