Monster Truck Loft Bed

Submitted by fielden_m on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 18:40

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The plans for the loft bed were accurate and easy to follow. Used pine, primer and paint. My kid was inspired by the INCREDIBLE Fire Truck Loft Bed ( Thankfully the Monster Truck can be taken off with a few screws once he outgrows Monster Trucks (giving it 2 to 22 years).

I did go back and anchor the bed to the wall in 4 places (he likes to bounce). In addition, anchored the ladder to the floor. Added 2 additional 2X2 under the bed for a total of 3 spines to support the planks and a thin piece of particle board (used for backing in book cases) to help distribute the weight over the planks. Blame it on over-protective parenting. Also added a shelf between the bed and wall to hold his music stash.

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
Primer and 2 coats of paint. I have learned to paint before assembly to make sure all surfaces are fully covered.
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