Build Custom Loft Bed Stairs

Sep 27th

Loft Bed Stairs – Since high beds are often for our children, we want them to be as safe as possible. While it is true that a five-foot drop on the carpet is more likely to result in an objective lesson of a serious injury, however, most parents take steps to ensure that getting into bed is safe and easy for the most little ones. Most loft beds come with a ladder, or with a climbing steps feature. If your high bed did not do it, building one is a project that lasts less than an hour. A high bed is a great space saving for a small room or bedroom. In fact, it can be folded like a desk or in a closet.

Loft Bed Stairs Simple
Loft Bed Stairs Simple

For children or young college students, a high bed is a great choice. The high bed even allows for added flooring and storage space. Measure the distance from the floor to 6 inches above the top of the bed mattress. Cut the two 2 “x 4” beams to match the distance to which you just measured. Using a pencil, mark the two beams from which your steps are to be placed. Place the mark in the center of the beam, evenly on both sides. Place the first and last 6 inch markings from the end of each beam. Space the remaining six marks evenly along the remaining length of the loft bed stairs.

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For example, if the loft bed stairs are 5 feet (60 inches) long, you can mark your beams at 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, and 48 inches. Drill a hole 1 inch in diameter 1 inch deep in each of its marks, using the auger. Using a 1/8 inch drill bit narrower than the diameter of your 2-inch wood screws, drill a hole in the center of each wormhole, running all the way through the rest of the beam. Use the same drill bit to drill a 1-inch deep hole in the center of both ends of each wood spigot.

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