A cool sample loft bed for your dorm room.
Sample loft bed for your dorm room.
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Let’s face it…dorm life is a sweet and sour experience that, if missed, is well, missed. Aside from the unknowns of roommates, privacy, and noise control, we do have the ability to add sugar to the situation and design a dorm room to accommodate most of our needs.  One being, ironically, to increase the space of a very small space.  The average square footage of a college dormitory is approximately 12′ x 19′, and with two people, that’s pretty tight.  Solution?  Create a loft for your bed to increase the space for a study or sitting area. Sweet.

Follow these straight forward instructions, courtesy of eHow, along with our DiggersList “Things You’ll Need Listings” for discounts on supplies.  Grab a buddy, or invite your parents for a DIY visit to your school, and have “lofts of fun” with this project.


• Plywood

• Stain or paint

Lag bolts 1/4 inch X 2 1/2 inches


Circular saw

Power drill 

Ryobi-hammer drill kit

Orbital sander

Ryobi orbital sander

Tape measure

DeWalt 25' tape measure

6′ Step ladder

6' Werner fiberglass step ladder







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There are lots of version you can build.
This is a sample for your little ones…pre-college days.

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