Monster Truck Loft Bed

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

Reference plans:
http://ana-white.com/2010/05/furniture-plans-loft-bed.html
http://ana-white.com/2011/04/fire-truck-bed

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 (http://ana-white.com/2011/04/fire-truck-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
300
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
pine
Finish Used
Primer and 2 coats of paint. I have learned to paint before assembly to make sure all surfaces are fully covered.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate