Monday, December 15, 2008

Homemade Loft Bed Playhouse Part 2

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Next figure out where you want your door and windows and start cutting the pieces to length. As you can see you don't have to be perfect because you will be covering it with trim. Your sides will go about 1 foot higher than the tom of the platform so you need to put a 2x4 to extend the height. This acts as a side to keep the kids from rolling out.

A view of the inside. The boards will warp a little so we added a small 2x2 nside the long pard of the sidien to keep it straight.

As you put on the siding you will want to use 2 screws per board to hold them in place.

Now start adding the trim. On these you'll want to predrill the screw holes and counter sink them so that you can fill them in with wood putty to be painted over.

All the trim is on. Time for the roof and steps to finish.

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  1. I used many of your ideas to build a playhouse bed for my daughter. I'd send you a photo but can't figure out how to do it here.

    BKH in California

  2. omg Ive been looking online for weeks trying to figure out how to build a bed for my 5 year old son,this bed is great and my husband is gonna use your idea to build a bed for him but we are gonna do blue and white of course :) thanks so much for posting this!!