DIY design loft bed ‘Ana’ furniture plan


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Loft bed Ana: cool and clever design

You can easily make this high bed yourself, with help from our manual and its clear drawings. It is entirely made from wooden sheet material, such as plywood, MDF or old scaffold boards. It has lots of storage space on the shelves and a handy little table. The design has a pleasant lightness to it because the uprights are not at the corners.

Includes cutting list and cutting diagram.



Loft bed Ana, made by people like you, using our design drawing

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Build this special loft bed yourself with our design plan

This loft bed is made entirely from wooden sheets or boards, including the uprights. If you choose plywood (the most widely available material), then you will have an attractive grain pattern. Some parts can also be made from MDF, which is a good choice if you want to paint the furniture a different colour. Note that this bed derives part of its strength and stability from the fact that it is fixed to the wall along its length. It therefore cannot be placed in the middle of a room.
To cut the panels, we recommend the use of a circular saw. You can also ask your wood supplier to do this for you.

The design

We have naturally tried to make the design as beautiful as possible. For this loft bed, we have taken particular account of a few things:
We have tried as far as possible to hide all screws. We also detail how, in some places, you can use dowels to join pieces together, such that you don’t need any screws. If you want to paint the bed, you can neatly hide any remaining evidence of screws with help from some filler. In our furniture makers tips (currently only in Dutch) we describe how you can do this.
We always try to make our furniture as efficiently as possible from standard sized pieces of board. In the case of this loft bed, you can save money by making non-structural parts from MDF.
Finally, the design takes account of the capabilities and limitations of a typical DIY’er and their tools. If you have a hand saw (and in some cases a jig saw) and a drill and know how to handle them, then you should be able to make all of our furniture. If you own professional tools, then it will all be even easier.

… adjustments

As you might have already seen in the photos of finished furniture, it’s really easy to make changes to the dimensions and/or design. The clear cutting list and design drawings help to give you the confidence to make any changes you like.

The manual / design plan and drawings

The downloadable manual is in the form of an A4 booklet for you to print out yourself. At the start you’ll find a list of necessities, such as the wood (board or sheet material), screws (size and quantity), glue and any other parts. Also listed are the tools that you will need and a cutting list with dimensions of all the parts that make up the piece of furniture. Loft bed Ana also has a cutting diagram, which shows the most optimal way to cut the individual pieces from standard sized boards.
Each furniture plan contains a number of relevant tips about choice of material, sawing, screws, glue, sanding, painting, varnishing, etc. When dowels are given as an alternative, there is also a detailed explanation so that you can get started with full confidence.
Finally, there is a detailed step-by-step plan for the construction of the furniture, with clear diagrams and simple explanations. Below are three example pages from the instructions.

Example pages from the manual for loft bed Ana

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Our plans are complete and proven. From an experienced carpenter or woodworker to an enthusiastic DIY’er with basic skills, you can now build yourself a very nice and original loft bed.

Additional information


Length 206.5 cm x Height 160 cm x Width 101.5 / 111.5 cm. Designed for a mattress measuring 80 or 90 cm x 200 cm. Easy to modify for a different sized single mattress.


Sheet or board material, 18 mm thick, for example plywood / MDF, screws, wood glue, product of choice for finishing (paint, varnish, etc), sandpaper.


Easy to take apart, for example for storage or transportation.

Mattress Slats

Excludes mattress slats. Stiff slats are necessary.


Sawing (handsaw / jigsaw), drilling, inserting screws, glueing


Handsaw / jigsaw, (cordless) drill, drill bits 2, 3, 5 & 5 mm, countersink bit, screwdriver / bits


16 pages of A4 with cutting list, cutting diagram, clear drawings & instructions and useful tips

Free delivery

Free delivery to Netherlands and Belgium. Other countries: €1.50.

Professional design, sleek, stylish, spacious, playful, modern.

Flexible design

With the manual and drawings it's easy to modify dimensions and/or the design to suit your own needs.

You can do it too!

The design takes account of the capabilities and limitations of the DIY'er and his or her tools.

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