03:26PM | 08/04/09
Member Since: 03/06/08
12 lifetime posts
I used only the mattress without the box spring. The mattress should have enough support from the plywood alone.


08:01AM | 09/02/09
Member Since: 09/01/09
1 lifetime posts
I'd Love to see photos.

doug seibert

04:31PM | 09/02/09
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
There are photos throughout the thread....locate posts with a green square next to them......

"......measure Once.....cut Twice....

throw that one away and cut a new one...."


06:39PM | 09/02/09
Member Since: 07/26/09
2 lifetime posts
Thanks so much for this idea my husband and I did this bed in one day for less than $100 bucks. Great great idea. It has made so much more room in our boys bedroom
5085 great idea


01:12PM | 09/04/09
Member Since: 03/06/08
12 lifetime posts
nice work on the hanging bed - i like the rail - does it come off or do you have to work around it when you are making the bed?

your son looks HAPPY to have a unique bed and more room to play :)


12:58AM | 10/05/09
Member Since: 07/28/09
3 lifetime posts
Here is the rough finish of the project (Yes, I think I overdid the cables, but I just waned to be certain it would't fall on anyone!) :-) We are currently gutting and redecorating the room, will post full pix of the bed when that is done as I don't have any of finish status.

Thanks again for the great idea. Best ever!
5091 rough finish


09:03AM | 11/21/09
Member Since: 11/20/09
1 lifetime posts
I would love to see a pic of the underside of your floating loft bed. We are getting ready to put up a couple for our boys. I have been planning this for a few months and located your post/instructions. Thank you so much.


10:14AM | 12/01/09
Member Since: 03/06/08
12 lifetime posts
The 3/4 inch plywood platform has an edge made of 2x4s all the way around it, two of which (a long side and a short side) are anchored into the walls. There are no other supports. The mattress distributes the weight evenly. The original hanging beds that I made two years ago are still in great form and show no sagging or warping of the platform.


12:09AM | 06/23/10
Member Since: 06/22/10
1 lifetime posts
I read your post on the beds you made and I have to do this for my daughter!I was wondering if you could send anymore possible tips or suggestion that might help out. I would love to see any pics you have of this project too. Ive only made a few small projects with wood, so any additional info will be extremley helpful. Thanks!
Click to reply button Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

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

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon