BeachGrandma wrote:Joanney, what is a loft bed?
Perhaps Joanney will explain what she means concerning a loft bed, but allow me to describe them based on my experience. It is a custom-made bed frame raised up far enough from the floor so that the space underneath becomes usable as additional living space. They are popular in college dorm rooms where floor space is often very limited.
I designed and built four of them for my two kids and their room mates when they were in college. It was a designed 3'x 6' wood bed frame firmly attached to four posts that supported the bed frame at least 5'- 5 1/2' off the floor. A reinforced plywood deck served as a base for a 3'x 6' mattress. Also included was a custom built ladder attached to or near one end.
With the bed raised high off the floor, a 5' couch, or a Lazy Boy chair and side table, or a desk and desk lamp could be placed under the bed thereby using floor space that would otherwise not be available.
The loft beds served my kids well for two years, then they moved into apartments. One of them continued to use the loft bed there. The three unused loft beds were easily sold to new students for their dorm rooms.