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Old 09-23-2011, 12:53 AM   #16
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For the 2x6 framing, I would screw the "ledger" 2x6 (that gets attached to wall) to the cross 2x6's with 3'' construction screws, screwing through the face of the ledger into the end grain of the cross piece. (assemble it first then put it into position) As well I would use joist hangers, small screws should be fine.

Usually with structure I would nail it however I don't think you will have a piano up there, screws will work fine. No need to predrill for this, except maybe at the ends if the wood is quite dry. 16'' centres.

I would attach the ledger with 3'' screws, as well small lag bolts at regular intervals. This is the way i've built them before, and have never had any problems whatsoever. Remember also to lagbolt where the 4x4 joins the bed floor framing, if you are not notching it in then 1 for each direction, so 2 in total for each post, if that makes sense) I also like to add some diagonal bracing from the post to the platform, up near the top, just cut the ends at a 45.

Nice bed above, I like the M@T joint.

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Old 09-23-2011, 12:58 AM   #17
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How do i go about attaching a loft bed to solid walls?

as in a concrete wall?
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The walls are made of brick so i guess there are no studs
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The walls are made of brick so i guess there are no studs
Aha! Now you need a hammer drill, a masonry bit (or two), and some lag screws with anchors. Mark and level where your 2x6 is going and pre drill holes in it. Then hold it up in place and use you drill to go thru these holes, thus making a mark on the brick where you will need to drill for the anchor. Size of the holes will depend on the lagscrew/bolt and the corresponding anchor
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I would anchor it to the floor - not the wall - with these:

http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardw...atalogId=10053

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