Under Loft Bed Desk System with Storage

Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 05/27/2019 - 21:08
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Convert space under a loft bed into storage and a desktop space. Simple plans even have a spot to hide a cpu!

Works with the loft bed and the loft bed big bookcase plans

loft bed with storage and desk underneath

Today, we are going to finish up the loft bed plans by adding two small bookcases and a desktop.  I actually designed this plans so that it's really one small bookcase, with a longer top on one of the bookcases.

We already have plans for the loft bed and the large bookcase, so these smaller bookcases are the final pieces to the loft bed collection.

loft bed storage dimensions
Fits under the twin loft bed


Shopping List
  • 1 – 1×4, 6′ Length
  • 3 – 1×12, 8′ Length
  • 1 – 1×12, 6′ Length (Desktop)
  • 1 – 1×3, 8′ Length
  • 1/4″ Plywood
  • 2″ self tapping wood scews
  • 1 1/4″ self tapping wood screws (or brad nails and wood glue)
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Filler
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 4 – 1×12 @ 29 1/4″ (Bookshelf Sides)
  • 4 – 1×12 @ 24 1/2″ (Bookshelf Shelves)
  • 1 – 1×12 @ 26″ (Small Bookshelf Desktop)
  • 1 – 1×12 @ 67″ (Large Desktop)
  • 2 – 1×3 @ 24 1/2″ (Footer)
  • 2 – 1/4″ Plywood @ 26″ x 30″ (Backs)
  • 2 – 1×4 @ 29 1/4″ (Desktop Legs)
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
General Instructions

Work on a clean level surface. Check for square and use good straight boards. Predrill all screw holes with a countersink bit. Be safe and have fun!


Step 1

Build the box as shown above using 2″ screws and glue. Build one as shown above, and the other without the top attached.

Step 2

Attach the footer as shown above, using 2″ screws and glue. Inset the footers 1/2″ and also keep the top edges flush. The bottom edge will be just shy of meeting the ground.

Step 3

Attach the backs to the bookcases. You may need to wait to attach the top in the next step to the second bookcase before adding the backs. Make sure you fasten to the shelves too. Use glue and 1 1/4″ nails.

Step 4

Attach the large desktop to the top of the second bookcase, and the legs too. Use 2″ screws and glue.

Step 5



Wed, 09/30/2015 - 15:18

My oldest loves this loft bed and everything underneath, but she has a full size mattress so we wouold be doing the full sized loft. What would be the dimensions be for bookcase for a full sized loft bed? 

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