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.