Introduction: Bed on Stilts

This is an asset to any teen or kids room. It's simple and not overlay expensive and most should be able to do this without a arsenal of DIY skills

Step 1: Main Part

It's quite a simple build, just get a bed and put it on some kind of wooden stilts ( this can be done many ways) and add some wooden boards on the sides to create what I like to call "The Den" (see images if I'm not making sense) if using a double bed you can half the space under and use half of it for storage and the other half for an bed/ gaming area e.c.t.

Step 2: Furnishings

Once the main body is complete, (run some speakers inside and setup an xbox as well like I did for an awesome gaming experience) I used some black weed barrier fabric on the inside to make it look really cool and some LED strip lighting (£15 from eBay) with a couple bean bags and it starts to look really cool. You can do this build with a double or single bed, I know because I did this as a single first but my friends and I used it a lot so I turned it into a double so we could all get in, also a few of my friends have slept in there when staying round and all said how clever and cool it was. Please have a go at this build you won't regret it, it's practical and pretty darn awesome

Comments

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ZiggyStarbuck (author)2014-09-26

How high off the ground is the bed?

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triplehp4 (author)2014-07-05

I definitely am going to build this... Awesome idea!

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dantarrant (author)2014-05-06

If you have had a go at this intractable I would love to see it!

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dantarrant (author)2014-03-16

No sorry

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ryanlow (author)2014-03-15

Thanks and do you have am estimate of the cost to make this

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dantarrant (author)2014-03-13

I uses an existing bed frame but took out the legs and replaced them with 3"x3" timber fence posts and for the sides I used 18mm MDF and cut it to size for the bed I was using (both pieces were about 4ft off the ground)

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ryanlow (author)2014-03-13

How much wood and what kind of wood did you use or need

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dantarrant (author)2014-03-11

Thanks for the feedback! Sorry if I'm quite vague on detail but this design is very adaptable. Also please tell me if thing are unclear and hopefully I can help :)

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NetWt4Lbs (author)2014-03-10

This is a really awesome idea, and might be something I do for my kids! Thanks for posting :)

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