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The Ultimate Guide- How to Build a Loft Bed With Desk

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Are you looking for a way to save space in your bedroom? A loft bed with desk could be the perfect solution! Building your own loft bed is a great way to save money, and it can be done in just a few steps. In this article, we’ll show you how to build a loft bed with desk that fits any size room. So, let’s get started!

How to make a loft bed with desk underneath?

Here’s what you’ll need in terms of hardware:

  • A drill
  • A saw (we recommend using a miter saw)
  • Wood screws
  • L brackets
  • A hammer
  • A measuring tape
  • Plywood
  • Wood glue

1. Choose the right space in your room for the loft bed

right space in your room for the loft bed

When choosing the space for your loft bed with desk underneath, it’s important to make sure that there is enough headroom clearance. You’ll also want to choose a spot that has plenty of open space for you to work at your desk. Here are a few tips on how to make the most of your loft bed with desk:

1.  Make sure the spot you choose is in a well-lit area.

2.  If possible, try to select a spot near power outlets so you can easily plug in your electronics.

3.  Choose a spot that’s close to your door so you can easily access your bedroom when you’re ready for bed.

4.  If you have a window in your room, try to position the loft bed so you can enjoy the natural light while you work.

2. Measure and mark where to drill holes in the wall for the bed frame

drill holes in the wall for the bed frame

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Using a measuring tape, mark the spots on the wall where you’ll need to drill holes for the L brackets. It’s important to make sure that the holes are level so your bed frame will be level when it’s installed. Use a level to double-check your markings before you drill.

To make things easier, we recommend drilling pilot holes first. This will help to make sure that your L brackets are screwed in evenly.

Once you’ve drilled the pilot holes, screw in the L brackets using wood screws. Make sure that the screws are tight so the frame is secure.

3. Assemble the bed frame according to the instructions

Assemble the bed frame

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Now it’s time to assemble the bed frame! Follow the instructions that came with your kit, and make sure that all of the pieces are tightened securely.

If you’re using a plywood bed frame, you’ll want to attach it to the L brackets using wood screws. Predrill holes in the plywood so it is easier to attach the screws.

Once the frame is assembled, you can add the mattress. For a loft bed with desk, we recommend using a twin size mattress (approximately 38×75 inches) so there’s plenty of room for you to work underneath.

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4. Cut plywood to size for the desk top and attach to legs of bed frame:

Cut plywood to size for the desk top

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Now it’s time to add the desk top! The easy process of doing this is to first cut your plywood to size. We used a circular saw for this, but you could also use a hand saw or jigsaw. Once the plywood is cut to size, simply attach it to the legs of your bed frame using screws and washers (for added stability).

And that’s it! Your very own bedside desk is now complete. Enjoy your new functional space and be sure to show it off to all your friends!

5. Paint or stain desk top and attach hardware to hold a computer monitor and keyboard

Paint or stain desk top

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To finish off your desk, you’ll want to paint or stain the desk top. If you’re using a computer monitor, we recommend attaching it to the desk using VESA mount brackets. 

You can add a keyboard tray which is a handy option and can easily hold your keyboard and mouse. This will help to keep your desk top clutter-free. And that’s it! You now have a beautiful loft bed with desk that will save you space and money.

6. Hang curtains around the bed for privacy and to add a pinch of color and style to your room

Hang curtains around the bed

Adding curtains around your bed is a great way to add color, style, and privacy to your bedroom. Not only will they help to block out light from outside, but they can also help to make the room feel more cozy and comfortable.

There are a variety of different types of curtains you can choose from, so it’s important to find the right ones that will fit well with the overall style of your bedroom. You may want to consider brightly colored curtains if you’re looking for a fun and colorful look, or go with something more subtle if you prefer a more understated aesthetic.

Whatever you choose, be sure to hang them up nice and tight so that they won’t bunch up or let any light in.

7. Add a comforter and some extra cushions to make the bed more inviting

 comforter and some extra cushions

A loft bed can be a fun and inviting space for your child to sleep in, especially if you add a comforter and some extra cushions. This will make the bed more cozy and comfortable, and your child will be more likely to enjoy sleeping in it.

Add some decorative beautiful touches to the bedding to make it more special. For example, you could find a colorful comforter set with a fun design or pattern that your child will love. Or you could choose some soft and furry cushions that will provide extra comfort while your child sleeps.

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8. Place a nightlight near the bed for safety and comfort

nightlight for bed

A nightlight near your loft bed is a great way to ensure safety and comfort while you sleep. By positioning a nightlight in close proximity to your bed, you’ll be able to see where you’re going if you need to get up during the night, and you’ll also enjoy a sense of security and peace of mind. So why not try placing a nightlight near your loft bed today? You’ll be glad that you did!

9. Add some storage solutions to keep the area tidy

storage solutions

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One of the benefits of a loft bed is that it can help to save space in your bedroom. But if you’re not careful, a loft bed can also become a cluttered and messy area. To avoid this, be sure to add some storage solutions near your bed.

A small dresser or nightstand is a great way to keep your essentials within reach, and you can also use baskets or bins to store items that you don’t need on a daily basis. By adding some storage solutions to your loft bed, you’ll be able to keep the area tidy and organized so that it’s always ready for use.

10. Enjoy your new loft bed and make the most of the extra space in your bedroom

Enjoy your new loft bed

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Now that you’ve followed our tips on how to build a loft bed with desk, it’s time to sit back and enjoy your new bedroom setup. You’ll love the extra space that your loft bed provides, and you’ll appreciate having a comfortable and stylish place to sleep, study, and relax. 

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Conclusion:

We’ve shown you how to build a loft bed with desk, each tailored to fit your specific needs. Whether you want something simple and minimalist or a more elaborate design, we’ve got you covered. Remember to take into account the space you have available and the height of your ceilings when choosing a design. Anything too big or bulky will be difficult to install and may not even fit in your room! And as always, if you run into any problems during construction, leave a comment below. Happy building!

Keypoints For Building A Loft Bed With Desk Underneath:

Number 1 -Choose the right space in your room for the loft bed

Number 2 – Measure and mark where to drill holes in the wall for the bed frame

Number 3 – Assemble the bed frame according to the instructions 

Number 4 – Cut plywood to size for the desk top and attach to legs of bed frame

Number 5 – Paint or stain desk top and attach hardware to hold a computer monitor and keyboard

Number 6 – Hang curtains around the bed for privacy and to add a pinch of color and style to your room

Number 7 – Add a comforter and some extra cushions to make the bed more inviting 

Number 8 – Place a nightlight near the bed for safety and comfort

Number 9 – Add some storage solutions to keep the area tidy

Number 10 – Enjoy your new loft bed and make the most of the extra space in your bedroom

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