The Bunkbed Loft

25 Feb

Big A’s bedroom is not very large.  It’s an issue for us, being that Big A collects EVERYTHING and cannot keep his room clean to save his life.  He has a bunkbed and a train table in his room, which basically made it impossible to play, move or vacuum.  My idea?  Why not turn the bunkbed into a loft?  Enter Handy Hubby!

For starters let me just say that safety was my main concern.  I did not want to sacrifice safety for convenience. Hubby made sure he fully stabilized and reenforced the bed before we let the boys get on top, or even under neath.

To start, he removed one long beam, so that the under loft area was open to the bedroom.  Then he took out the mattress support, leaving an open space beneath the top bunk for play.  Lastly he put a bracket on the ladder and attached it to the end beam so that the ladder didn’t wobble when the boys climbed on it.  Then we slid the train table underneath and basked in the glory of a handmade loft!  It’s totally reversible should we ever decide we’d rather have 2 beds than a loft.  Cost: $0.


3 Responses to “The Bunkbed Loft”


  1. Let’s Get Organized! « Wrong Way Dummy - May 7, 2012

    […] a bunk bed, but only ever slept on the top bunk, so we took the bottom supports out (REALLY easy) and turned it into a loft!  Makes him have more room for play in his bedroom.  His book shelf and chair are under the loft, […]

  2. The Organized Lego Room « Wrong Way Dummy - August 28, 2012

    […] put the Lego drawers under Big A’s loft, then set up what he refers to as his “office”.  This is a nice area for Big A to […]

  3. No More Tape on the Wall! | Wrong Way Dummy - February 25, 2013

    […] we transformed his bunkbed into a loft bed I told him that his office was the only place he could tape things to the walls.  That made it a […]

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