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.
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.
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.
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!