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Space-Saving Loft Bed

One of the nice things about making the loft bed is that most of the supplies you need to build it are pretty common. But there are a few items to point out.

To provide sure footing on the ladder, we applied strips of 2"-wide tread tape to the steps. The tape is made by 3M and is available at many hardware stores and home centers.

The 1-1/16"-dia. aluminum tubing used in the railing is made by National Manufacturing and is found at most True Value hardware stores. Other stores and home centers carry (or can order) similar products. To drill the holes to fit the tubing, you’ll need a matching bit. Ours came from Lee Valley (06J71.17)

You’ll also need to track down some plastic laminate. The color we used is “Hollyberry” (D307-60) and is made by WilsonArt. You can find a local distributor from the contact information shown below.

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