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Twin up top, simple loft bed plans for study work in desk below.

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Living in a college dorm can just be one of those times in your life worth recording in HD. What with all the stories that come with your everyday routine to those out of whack days and nights of just regressing to Party U.

Although college dorms may not have the same feel of your home or have that familiar beacon your bed has at home, as long as everything looks cool and lets you do all the things you need to do, it all works out well. Sleep could be the last thing on a college co-ed’s mind or it may just be the only thing they deny themselves of because of too many things going on everyday. But however much sleep they would allow themselves to enjoy, college loft beds are heaven sent for them.

Loft beds are just like those old style bunk beds but have now taken on a new form. Instead of having just two beds stacked on top of each other, college loft beds have a big space underneath to allow for a desk, shelves, drawers, a chest or even hanging rods for clothes and what not. You can even put in a convertible futon to enable you seat and accommodate guests and all-nighters for a study group.

L-shaped twin loft beds with storage under each are a unique space saver

Go L-Shaped for a Spacious Look

Prior to purchasing a loft bed for your kids in college, make sure the school will allow them to set this up or if they allow DIY structures. Some college dorms don’t allow loft bed structures due to possible safety liabilities. Check with the college dorm administration on the kind of beds or loft bed designs they allow for students to use.

With a chaotic everyday college life, a loft bed offers so much organizational promise. However, look for one that is sturdy and easy to climb in and out of. Safety should be your first concern and point of consideration when shopping for a loft bed. If you’re known to fall out of bed every once in a while, this may not be the wisest bed of choice for you. You only need a one time incident to get you messed up. Although they do come with built in safety rails it might still be a factor to consider if you ever sleep walk or have pretty active dreams.

Try to find a model that isn’t too bulky, heavy or tricky to assemble since you might need to transfer dorms at some point or move your bed every so often for some reason or another in your room. Make an effort to find out specific

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measurements of floor space and room dimensions of the dorm prior to buying a loft bed. If this is a DIY loft bed, be sure to your handy skills and hired handy help are equipped with the know-how to understand what they are doing. A badly assembled bed can lead to some unthinkable accidents in your sleep.

A loft bed can be a costly investment but can just be well worth your dollar if you have studied every aspect of your purchase. Its price can take you from a few hundred dollars to a good few thousand dollars. But do keep in mind the versatility of its features and add-ons. You can use this anywhere and everywhere life takes you. Now, if you are handy and the budget is tight, loft bed plans are available which will provide you with complete directions on how to make your own. Single sets of loft bed plans are available here from, or you can find an amazingly large package of woodworking plans for literally thousands of sets of plans from Ted’s Woodworking. Both are excellent sources, but it is really hard to beat the package Ted has put together for homeowners.

Loft Bed Plans You Really Can Do Yourself


Fall is just around the corner and so is college for good number of our students. If your memory is short

Loft Bed Plans showing how the cupboard and the shelves portion are assembled below the loft bed.

Cupboard and Shelf Assembly

or you have never seen most college dorm rooms for freshmen, you’ll be shocked how small they can be.  Some schools, like my alma mater, have been putting three kids in one room, which in my day, were only for two.  These are the dorm rooms for which loft bed plans were designed.

Loft Bed Plans Modification Tip for the Dorm Room

First cut all your structural members and drill the holes for the lag bolts.  If your plans don’t call for lag bolts, modify them so your bed is held together this way.  Just remember NOT to sacrifice safety when you do modify your plans.  Loft beds in dorm rooms are frequently treated rather roughly, especially by the guys.

Next, with your loft bed plans handy, go through a dry run of putting the bed together.  Do mark your plans so you can follow the order which is best for both the assembly and the subsequent “tear down”.   The reason you do this is for your own sanity.

You will probably arrive with your son or daughter on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon in late August.  You and thousands of other kids and their parents.  All of you will be jockeying for space, the chance to help your youngster get settled, and hauling things back and forth as you move him or her into the dorm.  In a word, its a zoo.

Obviously, in your car or SUV, you will have brought the loft bed with you in pieces.  Believe me, you will thank yourself when all you have to do is whip out your loft bed plans for a quick review, then quickly bolt the bed back

Simple sketch of a single loft bed with a small desk and set of cabinets with a bookshelf hutch on top underneath.

Simple Loft Bed Plan with Small Desk and Cabinet with a Bookshelf Hutch

together, and finish by throwing the mattress up on top.  Bingo! You are done, and at the end of the year, just do the same thing in reverse and you will have the bed for another year or another college freshman.

The plans in the example pictured are in the package of plans offered on this website by our sponsor, Ted’s Woodworking.  There several different designs should this one not fit your needs.  Visit Ted’s Woodworking and see if his loft bed plans would suit your needs.


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