Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Mallory's Loft

Once in a while I get the urge to build something.  Not because I am particularly good at it, but because I enjoy building stuff and learning how it all goes together.  Plus it gives me an excuse to go to Lowe's and pick up something new.

A few days ago, I was flipping through a book called Show Me How, where I saw some basic instructions on how to build a loft bed.  Noel and I were trying to think of ways to maximize the space in Mallory's room and this seemed to fit.  So, instead of relaxing on this July 4th, I set out to Lowe's to buy some lumber and some hardware.

You can see the results below.  Happy Birthday, America.

The ladder being assembled in the garage

My trusty compound miter saw

The bed frame installed before adding the 2x4s and the 1/4" plywood for support

The ladder installed

Mallory and Mason enjoying the new loft bed