After it was angle cut the edge was razor sharp and I sliced my fingers up. I wanted the roof in the playhouse to look finished, and I didn't want to see his bedding hanging down from the slats. I wanted the paint to have a nice smooth finish, without having to do a lot of sanding or patching. After it was angle cut the edge was razor sharp and I sliced my fingers up. Children's playroom Loft Slide Bed for boys and girls, every child will love the multifunctional design, it will turn your living room into a playroom. PLEASE BE CAREFUL with this material. Playhouse loft bed with stairs and slide Submitted by alminter on Wed, 07/08/2015 - 21:29 This is by far the biggest project I've completed yet. After assembling the bed I can not imagine what I would have gone through trying to paint it after the fact. There were 8 kids up there at one time and the bed did not budge. I used a piece of the melamine coated closet shelf material for the slide. I noticed AFTER we had finished the bed using the birch plywood, that Home Depot had cabinet grade plywood on a random end cap, that was just as nice for $12 less a sheet. All Rights Reserved. They all enjoyed the slide. I used a small roller and self priming paint. I started off by painting the walls blue with yellow stars like Andy's room in the movie. I'm sure this is basic knowledge for most, but for those newbies (like me) just a little tip. I used a piece of the melamine coated closet shelf material for the slide. DISCLAIMER: This bed is not recommended for a child under 6 years old. We cut the top edge at an angle to meet up with the slide platform. I build and share smart, stylish diy projects. Your bed looks great! Castle Loft Bed with Stairs and Slide | save this plan Submitted by fsmumford on Sun, 09/01/2019 - 14:40 Difficulty Intermediate | You don't have to be royalty to give your kids a castle. Another modification that I made was instead of slats to hold on the mattress, I used a piece of plywood. Keep it up! I hate MDF, but for this it seemed the best fit. This was the first time we had ever used a Kreg jig and we are both addicted. I wanted the paint to have a nice smooth finish, without having to do a lot of sanding or patching. I looked at each plan very carefully and made notes. I used the castle loft bed plan as inspiration for the slide. Copyright 2009-2011 Ana White/Ana White.com. Clamps are your friend! My husband and I were shopping around and we could never really find what we were looking for in the store. It actually surprised me how easy it was to complete. Did you have to make any adjustments for it to fit in the bedroom? We used Kreg clamps for everything. We ended up with two mirror image pieces. Once it was installed it butted up perfectly to the slide platform, and the edge was hidden and not a danger. Since 2009. They all enjoyed the slide. It actually surprised me how easy it was to complete. Since 2009. We went with a Toy Story themed room, he just loves Toy Story. The total project cost about $400. Would you please let me know what the total measures are, length and width? Awesome job! Playhouse Loft Bed With Stairs And Slide Submitted by onehotmamma4 on Sun, 11/04/2012 - 00:49 My son was about to turn 3 and I really wanted to … It did take me about 4 days to build the project and an additional week to sand and paint the project. My son was about to turn 3 and I really wanted to redesign his bedroom as a birthday surprise. My son is mature for his age and we monitor him carefully. All Rights Reserved. This was the first time we had ever used a Kreg jig and we are both addicted. Another modification that I made was instead of slats to hold on the mattress, I used a piece of plywood. I would love to make this bed for my son. We locked my son out of his room for a week while we assembled everything. After assembling the bed I can not imagine what I would have gone through trying to paint it after the fact. I left them clamped together when I sanded the edges as well. I build and share smart, stylish diy projects. The storage idea was neat, but his safety was more important to me. They looked awesome. The stairs look narrow, but they work just fine. I had a lot of fun building this bed (not so much sanding and painting) and learned a lot. ***THIS BED IS DESIGNED TO FIT 10 CEILINGS**** This listing is for the solid wood full loft bed structure with removable storage stairs & removable slide. I also used the castle loft plans for the slide. I did modify the playhouse front facade to have 2 windows and one door. I hate MDF, but for this it seemed the best fit. We both have full time jobs and we did most of the work on the weekends. Particle board was less then half the cost of plywood, but looking back I would pay the extra for the plywood. Thank you so much!! The bed turned out really nice and VERY sturdy. Please review Disclaimer and Terms of Service, BEHR PAINT IN BRIGHT WHITE AND RIVIERA PARADISE SATIN FINISH, Playhouse Loft Bed With Stairs And Slide, Playhouse Loft Bed, Loft Bed, Concealed Hinges Made Easy! The storage idea was neat, but his safety was more important to me. We are both very proud of the final product. We are both very proud of the final product. The bed turned out really nice and VERY sturdy. I used the castle loft bed plan as inspiration for the slide. All woodworking plans are step by step, and include table plans, bed plans, desk plans and bookshelf plans. We built them like that at first, but then later decided to make them stationary stair treads, with plywood. I added some custom painted art work and then it was off to find a cool playhouse bed. I wanted the roof in the playhouse to look finished, and I didn't want to see his bedding hanging down from the slats. I also made this project in 4 separate pieces (stairs, slide, front wall, back) so I could put it together in her room in one evening and not have to kick her out. All Rights Reserved. I did the planning and paint and my husband did an awesome job making all of the cuts and sanding everything. I hope ours turns out as good. That thing is the bomb. Both my husband and I are able to get up there with my son (not at the same time). I changed my mind mid project after I had the side wall cut to length at Lowe's, so I just added that small piece to the left of the slide to make up for the gap. They kept the wood in place while we were screwing the parts together. If I could do it all over again, I would definitely use that!. I noticed AFTER we had finished the bed using the birch plywood, that Home Depot had cabinet grade plywood on a random end cap, that was just as nice for $12 less a sheet. Did you happen to write out all your dimensions? So we decided to build one ourselves using plans from this website. I had to modify the stair plans slightly to fit the space where we wanted to put the bed. We had the big reveal at his birthday party and all of the guests were excited to see it after seeing my facebook teaser posts of our progress. The paint finish looks great. We used Kreg clamps for everything. Now off to browse for my next project :). Since 2009. Looks clean and not even close to DIY. I used the playhouse loft bed and the playhouse loft bed stair plans, for the bed and the stairs. What is the hight, length, and depth? I had my husband cut the rest of the wood dimensions listed in the plans, and then I painted all of them before we put the pieces together. The project took us about 5 weeks from start to finish. DISCLAIMER: This bed is not recommended for a child under 6 years old. The project took us about 5 weeks from start to finish. I used the playhouse loft bed and the playhouse loft bed stair plans, for the bed and the stairs. If I could do it all over again, I would definitely use that!. We had Home Depot cut the plywood to the dimensions we needed. So we decided to build one ourselves using plans from this website. But when we went to assemble the slide, we did end up recutting some of the wood to different dimensions.