Simple Loft with Slide | Custom

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Project by Chris Davis posted 12-19-2009 03:43 PM 3903 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a loft with a simple loft in look, but a little more complex than it seemed. It is built from solid maple with a Red Mahogany stain from Minwax. It is a full size on top and an open play area on bottom. The vertical post have cutouts at the top for handles and they flair at the bottom to give it sort of a Asian feel. The cross supports act as the ladder and a slide was added for those quick exits in the morning.

For support the slats were built in a “T” configuration. Basically I added a board turned 90 degrees to get that end grain strength, since it was spanning a full size width. Also to make is stable and not to sway, I added a bottom 16”h board and used “T” nuts and bolt at the top/back guard rail.

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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 12-19-2009 03:47 PM

Great Looking Bed! Very nice Craftsmanship.

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#2 posted 12-19-2009 09:46 PM

This is going into the favorites column. My wife and I were just talking about a loft for the oldest a couple of days ago. I like this idea, thanks for the post. BTKS

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Chris Davis

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#3 posted 12-22-2009 01:22 PM

BTKS, Check out the next one that I posted. (Baseball Loft w/Murphy Bed)

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