10:28AM | 09/13/04
Member Since: 09/12/04
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I was wondering if anyone has plans for building a queen sized loft bed standing about 5.5 feet tall? Anything will help at this point, I'm lost.


Mark Hammond

06:59PM | 09/15/04
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
Hi Vern,

I built one a few years back that was king size but the design's the same. I used 4x4 clear pine for the legs and braced them with 1x6 pine at right angles on both sides of the corners that went from the posts to the sides of the head and foot boards. These were bolted through but they didn't bother the mattress because the nattress was soft. The sides and head and footboard were 2x10s or 12s (use the thickness of the mattress for a guide) that I butted, glued and lagged with six inch lag screws. The tops of the posts were let out on two sides so they formed shoulders and the 2x10 sides had a place to sit. I used 2x4 pine for the bed slats and held them in place with regular joist hangers. Half inch plywood was then layed across as a base for the mattress. STRONG. The exact dimensions you'll have to work out for yourself, especially the length of the angle braces and the exact position of the lags and bolts. Mine went through three different owners before it was cut down to a "normal height" for a bed. Hope this helps....MJH
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