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What He Did To His Kids Closet is Astonishing

You are not going to believe what this guy made in his kids closet. I can honestly say that I would of never thought it was possible, but now that I have seen this, I will NEVER forget it!

And the fact that this costs about $75 will blow your mind!


First he cleared out everything but the very top shelf, and built a platform almost half way between the shelf and the floor:

Simply, install a cleat along the walls, screwing into the studs. Level the front 2×4 with the back and install the cross beams between them.

Platform
Platform

After putting plywood on the top, he went to Home Depot and cut out a 3″ foam pad:

Framing the platform is the hardest part. Then just cut the plywood to size affix to the top.

Cut foam to fit
Cut foam to fit

Next he hung a clothing rod and shelves underneath:

Still a closet, there needs to be room for hanging clothes and toys. The clothes rod mounts between both side walls – but in the picture, he only utilizes half of it.

Add hanging space under
About half the closet is hanging, the other half will be shelves and open

Finally, he built a ladder, painted and installed some finishing touches:

Other than framing the platform, the ladder takes some measuring and patience. Then all the front facing wood needed to be sanded and painted.

Finished Product
Finished Product

Voila! A finished Closet Loft Bed!

The changes I might want to make is some sort of railing and a better way to remove the sheets. But by and large, a top notch design and idea.

You have got to check out his site Bigger Than the Three of Us for the full instructions and more pictures!


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