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Our home is a cape cod style house which means the peak of the roof angles through the upper bedrooms. We have wanted to add a bunk bed into these rooms and in a way that would fit into the room and still allow comfortable sleeping on a twin mattress.
I could not come up with a good bunk bed design that was attached so I opted to break the bed into two parts, a loft bed and a twin bed.
In this video we will be building a loft bed out of rough ash wood that I got for $40 from a local sawyer. If you have the tools and capability to get rough hardwood vs surfaced on 4 sides (S4S) you will save yourself a TON of money. Yes, I know that it is $40 in wood but a lot in tools. I took many years and lots of craiglists finds to build up my shop. DON'T let the fact that you think you don't have the tools stop you.
This loft bed is assembled using 1/2" dowels and some wood screws for the ladder and railing.
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