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This is a loft bed that I built for one of my 3 kids. Guess what? Now I have two more to build ;). That's OK. It was a fun project. Went with stairs rather than a ladder because my kids inherited their clumsiness from their mother (he he…). For the desktop, I used an epoxy resin and am thrilled with the results. The picture of the desktop is after drying/curing but prior to assembly when it was still in my shop. Otherwise it is plain old stain and poly on pine.

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Looks good, I've always liked that design of a bunkbed over a desk. Great use of space.
 

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Ben, this is a good looking bed. These beds are not only great space savers but I have never seen a child yet that isn't thrilled to have one in their room. And I agree with you completely about the stairs. I feel they are much more kid friendly when compared to a ladder.
 

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Great job, like the resin idea. I hear from the wife that something like this, is in my future.
 

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I love it. You did a great job. One of these is most likely in my future.
 

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I have the SketchUp file if anyone is interested. If so, PM me and I'll get you a link.
 

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Looks great. Stairs are a great idea.

What is that at the head of the bed?
 

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That is a little shelf for an iPod dock/alarm clock. Last minute addition. I think in the next bed, I will make this a little easier on the eyes and more functional in terms of size.
 

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Nice bed and from that last picture your shop looks pretty big also.
 

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Actually just went to your profile page and saw more of your shop. You mention it's small but looks like a great place to work in my opinion. Before you know it those cars will be parked outside and you will have taken over the whole garage. LOL
 

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@Rex - Yeah, I hope so, but my wife has a different opinion and one that quite frankly wins 99% of the time. My shop is 26×17 currently with some extra space if necessary for assembly. I plan to build a shed this spring/summer to offload a bunch of stuff from my workspace like kids toys (amazing the kind of space those take up) and riding lawn mower.
 

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Nicely done!
 

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A really cool design well done.
 
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