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Project by Chris Davis posted 02-04-2008 04:03 PM 3556 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a loft that I completed on 1/24/2008. It is made from all pine and includes a desk, bookcase, chest and trundle. It also has a pass through on the back side that can be used for storage or a “club house”.

One of the large end panels I did something different. I didn’t want to use solid pine because it needed strength and I didn’t think the solid would hold up and that would have been a lot of gluing. If I used a plywood, I’d have to edge band or add trim along the edge. The edge band would be too square and the molding would have alter the design the customer saw on my original. What I did was to use a MDF core pine panel. I cut the end panels, like normal, rounded it over with a router and after it was stained and finished , the edge looked great. I got the idea from a door I saw on some cabinets a while back.

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#1 posted 02-04-2008 04:14 PM

Great use of space. Whoever the kid is who gets that will have a lot of fun in it.

-- Still learning everything

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#2 posted 02-04-2008 04:18 PM

Very cool. I like this design, attractive and functional. And, it adds needed stability to a loft bed.

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#3 posted 02-04-2008 04:19 PM

now THAT is functional!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 02-04-2008 04:33 PM

I like the design…may have to “borrow” it when my kids get older as their bedrooms are a bit tight for both a bed and desk. Thanks!

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#5 posted 02-04-2008 05:39 PM

cool design, and workmanship.

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#6 posted 02-04-2008 05:53 PM

Nicely done. I am sure junior will love it.

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#7 posted 02-04-2008 06:18 PM

Patrick, let me know if you need it I’ll send my notes and terrible sketches. I usually don’t have any formal drawings or plans.

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#8 posted 02-04-2008 06:49 PM

This is a very nice design and a wonderful piece for any child’s room.

Thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 02-04-2008 07:03 PM

Wow, great for a kids room, excellent use of space, which is always a problem…I know I have four kids! Great project.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#10 posted 02-04-2008 07:52 PM

Great project!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 04-03-2008 11:09 PM

Hi Chris

This bed is Great! I have grand kids that would love to have something like this. This one has to go in my favorites for sure. Thank you so much for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 04-04-2008 12:12 AM

Thanks Tom. I sent you a message about building one.

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#13 posted 04-04-2008 07:38 AM

That’s a great job on that. The kids must love it.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#14 posted 01-26-2011 10:53 PM

This is a great idea. I’m thinking of downstairs TV / extra guest beds

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Chris Davis

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#15 posted 01-26-2011 10:55 PM

If you build it let me know how it works out.

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