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Old 11-20-2010, 03:36 PM   #1
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Help with loft bed construction

I plan to build what you might call a triple-loft bed. I've attached a drawing. The loft would fit into 2 corners of my kids' bedroom. The plan is to use:

- 2x6 doug fir, attached to the walls (studs) where possible
- 4x4's for the ladder, notched to support the 2x6's
- 2x2's + 1x6 slats + 3/4" plywood for mattress support

My questions are:

- how should I attached the 2x6's along the walls? Lag bolts? What size? Will these FastenMasters work -

- How should I attach the 2x6's where they meet as circled in the drawing? Lags through one 2x6 into the end of another? How about angle brackets on the inside?

- Will 2x6 doug fir comfortably span the 78 3/16" shown? Should I use 2x8's instead?

- Is the cantilivered corner OK? - the distance to the 4x4 post is 19"

- Is the mattress support OK?

I'm also interested in any other suggestions/advice anyone might have. Thanks.
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