We went from a Single size bed to a Full size bed. Its a huge difference!
For this upgrade we had to move the entire room around and make a new loft bed support frame.
I started with the Legs I already had.
These are still the bed posts from the first loft bed! See how I made them.
I scored a new sealed METAL bed frame at the thrift store for $3 on a sale day!
The only issue with using the bed frame as-is would be the rear legs are too long to sit flat on the foundation shelf in my room.
I used a chop saw to cut the metal.
It was a nice clean and even cut.
I was able to reuse the foot plastic cover that was on the leg before I cut it.
Now I have 2 legs that are tiny and sit flat!
I put the metal frame up, and added one leg bolted on in the back, and the other leg just under to support it as I get everything assembled.
This is the same location as my last Loft bed.
I added wood blocks and metal straps to secure the bed to the foundation shelf. This holds the bed frame on top and prevents it from sliding off.
I then added a mattress and the same metal side post to prevent me from falling off if I roll over.
Here you can also see the new wood shelving I just made!
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