Once upon a Christmas Eve morning my darling husband decided it was time to solve the dilemma of the space-challenged room our boys share. We had discussed building loft beds, but I wasn’t sure I approved of the timing of this project. I wasn’t looking forward to a Christmas Day under construction.
Of course he had the entire project done and cleaned up by Christmas Eve night. And new dressers purchased and assembled. Amazing.
Hanging Loft Beds
I had bookmarked a few loft bed ideas on the internet, but after looking at them we decided to go in our own direction.
We wanted a club house feel and so left things a bit rough.
With a few 2×6′ boards, 2×4’s and some plywood we were ready to build. Carriage bolts into the wall studs and a heavy rated chain and eye bolt made the beds ultra-sturdy. We used the rails from their old bunk beds as the final safety measure.
But how would they get INTO their beds?
In keeping with the club/tree house feel we thought about rope ladders but couldn’t find anything that would work well for this design.
Finally we had a stroke of inspiration.
We ordered a set of climbing rocks and hardware from a company on the internet and followed the company’s suggestions for building the wall. It is absolutely perfect.
The t-nuts and bolts create an easily adjustable wall so every now and again the boys change the layout of their rocks for a new challenge.
The boys officially have the coolest room ever. One that they built themselves, with their dad’s help. Priceless.
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