COMMUNITY FORUM

sinclair80

07:06AM | 02/20/09
Member Since: 02/19/09
1 lifetime posts
fivelbbass, your design is very nice! Can you give details of how you attached the cable to the bed frame? What type of bolt did you use and how did you attach it to the frame? Thanks!

stephanielsandoval

08:06AM | 04/16/09
Member Since: 04/12/09
1 lifetime posts
I love the bed you designed! My husband and I will be moving to our very first house, we have two boys who will share a room and this would save so much space and they would love this. Do you think you could email me plans or ideas? stephanielsandoval@yahoo.com

element1013

04:49PM | 05/17/09
Member Since: 05/16/09
1 lifetime posts
i want to make one for my room and if you could tell me about how much it would cost i would be very happy

fivelbbass

09:23AM | 05/18/09
Member Since: 03/06/08
12 lifetime posts
Cost was one reason that I decided to create/invent hanging beds in the first place. Regular bunk beds were $400+ just for the frame.

Each hanging bed cost approximately $60 for the wood and hardware. The largest portion of this was the 3/4" plywood, which sells for approximately $35 for one sheet. I had the plywood trimmed at the lumber store (free!) and used the excess for the rails.

Good luck -- feel free to email with questions!

jrichardson30

08:29PM | 07/26/09
Member Since: 07/26/09
2 lifetime posts
I was thinking of doing a loft for my boys (9 and 6) then found this post about hanging beds...and that was all I had to see. I set out figuring out how to make my own beds and then realized with a little tweaking, I could use their existing bunk beds. After all, we were trying to do this room make-over for as little $ as possible. The only lumber I had to buy was 3x1"diameter dowels I used to make the ladder. Yeah, I ended up with some pieces of wood that had unused holes from existing hardware (like on the side rails if you look closely) but it all came together very well, considering I was using the wood from a set of bunks. It took about 6 hours and I needed an extra set of hands only a few times. I followed the others in using 3.5" screws to attached 2 sides to the wall and used 1/8" coated wire for the hanging portion. Everything else is pretty simple. I think I spent around $50, which isn't too bad.

jrichardson30

08:31PM | 07/26/09
Member Since: 07/26/09
2 lifetime posts
Here is the finished product. Email if you have questions!
5070-picture_of_the_beds

fivelbbass

02:48PM | 07/27/09
Member Since: 03/06/08
12 lifetime posts
nice work on the bunk bed conversion project! that took some guts to cut apart the existing furniture, but the result and the look on your kids face are worth it.

jennifer2268

09:25AM | 07/28/09
Member Since: 07/26/09
2 lifetime posts
I love this idea my boys room is barely big enough for them and I am planning on this for a weekend project. I can't wait to get it done. My question is about your mattress. Is it just the mattress or do you have the box springs on the hanging platform also?

bwhawaii

03:19PM | 07/29/09
Member Since: 07/28/09
3 lifetime posts
Aloha,

Just a quick note to say, "THANK YOU" for a great idea. I have foster/adopted kids and my girls and I were looking for a way to fit in one more bed in their room and this matches our idea perfectly! Thank you for solving the problem of how to safely secure it off to the ceiling.

This "invisible" hanging bed posting is the best on the Internet. Great job! We'll publish photos when we're done. Mahalo! (Thank you!)
Click_to_reply_button Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1