Loft Bed Assembly
Once you have cut and drilled the pieces, the OP Loftbed is ready to be assembled. It is a good idea to leave all the hardware slightly loose while assembling. After everything is assembled, you should go back and make sure that everything is tight.
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We want to see your OP Loftbed!
We would especially like to see the unique and creative ways that you have decorated your OP Loftbed, but any and all pictures are welcome.
You can email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. (We realize that loft beds are usually used in cramped quarters, but give it a shot anyway!)
We will add your pictures to the OP Loftbed customer gallery. We will also share your pictures and give a shout-out to you as the Master Builder! If you provide additional information and tips, we might even present it in an article on the OP Loftbed Blog and give you all the credit.
Complete 15 Step-By-Step Guide to Building Your Very Own Loft Bed!
The ideal loft bed will help to add functionality to a room while providing plenty of space for sleeping, working and even playtime. It is perfect for any kid’s room.
Below is an image of the completed bed which we provide all the plans for. This is not a difficult project to complete, in fact, someone with minimal woodworking experience can create this amazing bed for under $300.
Tools you’ll need:
- Circular Saw
- Brad Nailer
- Tape Measure
- Speed Square
- Safety Glasses
Lumber to Purchase
- 15: 1×3 Boards, 8′ Long
- 3: 1×8 Boards, 10′ Long (cut one long and one short cut from each)
- 1: 1×8 48″ Long (cut 1 short cut from this one)
- 3: 1×4 Boards, 8′ Long
- 1: 2×2 Board, 8′ Long
- 11: 1×2 Boards (Less if you have a bunkie board or box spring), 8′ Long
- 1: 1/4″ self tapping screws (can also use brad nails and glue)
- 2″ self tapping screws
- Wood Glue
- Finishing Supplies (Wood Filler, Sand Paper, Paint, Brushes, etc)
Cutting the Lumber for Building
- 8: 1×3 @ 71″ (Inner Legs and Outer Legs)
- 4: 1×8 @ 37 1/2″ (Large Planks, Ends)
- 2: 1×4 @ 37 1/2″ (Top Planks)
- 3: 1×8 @ 80″ (Front and Back Rails)
- 1: 1×4 @ 80″ (Top Back Rail)
- 2: 1×3 @ 46 1/2″ (Back Filler Piece, Long)
- 6: 1×3 @ 2″ (Back Filler Piece, Short)
- 2: 1×3 @ 56″ (Front Filler Pieces, Long)
- 2: 1×3 @ 7 1/2″ (Front Filler Pieces, Short)
- 1: 1×2 @ 80″ (Back, Top Piece)
- 2: 1×3 @ 40 1/2″ (End, Top Pieces)
- 2: 1×2 @ 75″ (Cleats)
- 1: 2×2 @ 76 3/4″ (Center Support)
- 14: 1×2 @ 39″ (Slats)