Building a loft bed inside a cabin saves space so i had to build one .The loft bed frame is raised up for Hidden storage which saves space.
Step 1: Raised Bed Frame Illustration
Step 2: Making the Bed Frame.
Step 1 ~ cut (4) 2x4 boards 21'' long vertical height supports
Step 2 ~ then cut (4) 45'' long cross supports.
step 3 ~ Next was to cut (4) 80'' long 2x4 main frame supports
step 4 ~ cut (4) 45 inch long top bed frame support 2 x 4 s
step 5~ Next i installed (2) 1x 20x 78'' long particle board box spring boards
Step 3: Cubby for the Eden Pure Heater
Step 1~ I cut (2) 2X4X 21 '' LONG frame support 2X4S and installed them 13'' on center which made a cubby for the heater to fit nicely in place.
Step 4: Storage Doors Illustration
Step 5: Making the Storage Doors
Step1~ cut (6) shiplap boards 20 1/2 inches long. Each door is 18 1/2 inches wide .
step 2~ cut (4) 2x3/4x18 1/2'' long door support slats . 2 per door.
step 3~Assemble doors by gluing 2 slat supports to the doors and secure them with 1 '' drywall screws so the glue could dry.
step 4 ~ purchase 2 door knobs, 1 key hole lock, and 2 inside door interlock bolts
step 5~ drill a 7/8 hole in the inside corner of the door for the key hole lock.
step 6 ~ install the key hole lock
step 7~ next would be to install the 4 door hinges with hidden screws .
step 8~ install the 2 interlock bolts and 2 door knobs.
Step 6: The Knotty Pine Look..
If you are looking to finish something off with a tongue and groove knotty pine look then the cheapest way to go are these ship lap knotty pine boards .They come in 8,12, and 14 footers. Its still more expensive than drywall but you get the nice knotty pine look that looks so nice .
Step 1~ I cut 21'' pieces of shiplap boards to cover the sides of the frame .
step 2 ~ Is to rip a board to 4 1/2 inches wide which will give it a 1 1/2 overlap .
step 3~ i used a round over router bit to make a smooth round edge.Then cut to length and finish nailed into place
step 4 ~ I like to use Minwax water based polycrylic for a sealer because it doesnt have a odor and it drys clear .
Step 7: Colby
Colby one of my jack russell's really seems to enjoy it .......