Loft bed with desk ‘Wolf’, built by our customers with this manual
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Make this modern loft bed ‘Wolf’ with desk yourself
Loft bed Wolf is the logical continuation of our loft bed Ana: it’s basically the same design, with bookshelves that simultaneously form the steps and uprights that are not on the corners, so that this bed has a pleasant lightness. But Wolf has a huge, integrated desk and an extra compartment for more stuff. Then, to give it an even lighter appearance we’ve included some bevels in this design. Thanks to the desk, loft bed Wolf is strong and stable so that wall mounting is not necessary.
We have naturally tried to make the design as beautiful as possible. For this loft bed with desk, we have taken particular account of a few things.
We have tried as far as possible to hide all screws. For screws that remain visible, you’ll find instructions on how to camouflage them. We also describe how to make connections with dowels in some places, so you do not need screws at all. 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 we describe how you can do this.
We always try to make our furniture as efficiently as possible from standard size sheet or board material. DIY loft bed Wolf, with almost 3 meters of shelves and big desk can be made from four standard 122 x 244 cm sheets.
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 jigsaw) and a drill and know how to handle them, then you should be able to make all of our furniture. If you have access to professional tools, then of course it will be even easier.
As you might have already seen in the photos of clients who built loft bed Wolf, 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 with desk Wolf also has a cutting plan, 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.