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#1 posted 08-24-2016 09:30 PM

This shows what the day (upper) and night (lower) view would be for what I am wanting to do. The mattress that we have right now is only about 3 inches thick. I am thinking that will be good for my baby (he is 3). I am figuring on a piano hinge that would make this mattress essentially sit on the floor (the platform). Blue is for my younger child, green is my older child.

This shows the end view, and the side views. Ideally I would like the desks to be at or about 30 inches, as that seems to be a normal desk height. I would also like to block them from each other as my older son is in 3rd grade right now and my younger one is 3 like I said. However this looks very tall to me, so that part is a bit of a work in progress. I might also switch the sides that the boys shelving is on (reverse them) as there is a window on the wall where this would rest in the short direction. The twin size mattress is 6 inches shorter then the Twin XL. So either my younger child will have a small shelf, or a small walkway. If I switched the sides on the main shelf, I may place another shelf at the end (prior drawing in front) so my younger son will not fall off the platform when at the desk.

My hope is when they are not doing school, and they are not sleeping, that this would become a great place to play. Either on the platform, or on the floor where the older son’s bed would go.

My older son’s bed would be on casters or wheels of some sort so it would slide in and out easily. I will get him a foam mattress that I am hoping is about on par with his brother’s. I don’t want anything that they can’t bounce on as they are prone to do that. Very active boys!

Ideally this whole thing will make it so when I am working with one boy, the other can either play or work depending on what they need.

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