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How to make a loft for a dorm, or any other tight space! Dimensions given will accommodate an Extra-Long Twin mattress with 1' extra on every side. W...
My roommate and I built both lofts at once, so keep that in mind in the pictures; also, he weighs in around 250 lbs, so we upgraded the "slats" on his...
2x4 8 @ 72" uprights (6') 1 @ 88" back bottom brace 2 @ 78" inside slat rest 4 @ 44" ladder/ side brace 6 @ 44" Slats (can replace with 2x6) 2x6 2 @ ...
Fasten two 2x4's at a right angle with deck screws.
Fasten the slat rest to the "main horizontal support" using three bolts. Feel free to pin these two boards together with screws while drilling.
Fasten the main horozantal support to the uprights (legs) using two bolts.
join the front and the back using one bolt on the 2x6
Move the legs to reach the boards, this will square up the legs. Fasten with screws.
Paint it IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY colors! Go Clones!
We're all moved in but ran into some snags along the way; the main one being that the matteresses are much smaller than expected. For the dorm mattres...
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