05 April 2010

Loft bed

My daughter has been asking for a loft bed for years.  I was as far as planning one when I got a second hand model (made by a well-known Swedish furniture maker) at less than the price of the screws.

To make things worse my daughter proposed to do all the assembly by herself,  so after the initial puzzle phase, I sat there as a third hand.



It is back to square one as thirteen years ago I removed a loft bed in the same room,  without posts then as it was hanging from the ceiling. The ceiling height in the room is 3m (nearly 10'), what makes it nearly appropriate for high beds.
 To my surprise Ikea loft beds are even available on the USA market with not much more than a  'Recommended for ages 7 years and older.' and beware of the hooks.