If your bedroom space is limited an innovative way to fit both a bed and a desk, a loft bed with futon and desk can be the ideal solution. Students living in crowded dorms have long mounted their beds on DIY columns and supports. While building your own loft bed is a moderately simple project, be sure to follow basic procedures carefully to ensure robust construction.
Take into account the room where you will build the loft bed with desk. You will probably want to allow about three feet of space between the bed and the ceiling. All the harder and you can find it inconvenient to get in and out of bed. If the ceiling is less than 8 feet, you may want to re-build a desk / loft bed in this room. You can consider a lower variation with boxes under the bed, and place the desk elsewhere. If the ceiling is at least 8 feet, you can count on plenty of space above the bed. Measure a generous space of about 80 by 40 inches, where you can put the bed.
Be careful with no windows or doors interfering with this space. (You may actually want a window above or below the loft bed with futon, but if so be sure it will adjust to your wishes.)Make sure the mattress you are using is a twin, measuring approximately 38 x 76 inches. While it is possible to build a loft for mattresses of different sizes, you need to adjust the instructions accordingly. Double-check the length of all timber and the number of screws and bolts. Continue to “measure twice and cut once” throughout the project.