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post #1 of 6 Old 10-24-2016, 02:11 AM Thread Starter
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Hey, so I live in a apartment and I need more space so I started building in skechup and this is what I came up with. Do you think it will hold and if you have any ideas please I would love to hear it, I'm going to use 4x4 for support and I'm going to change the 2x4 to 2x6 up words and not do the 2x4 laying down
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-24-2016, 06:43 AM
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You don't need the 4x4 supports. The cabinets on each side would be sufficient to hold up the bed. Depending on how much span you have between the cabinets you may have to incorporate some angle iron to prevent sagging. The steps on the outside should have some kind of support.
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If you've got the standard 8 foot ceiling clearance, you'll be bumping your head if you sit up in bed. Well, actually, you won't be able to sit up in bed.
I'm not claustrophobic, but I don't know if I could comfortably sleep up there.
Also, the 2 feet to the ceiling is usually many degrees hotter than the 6 feet below it that most of us live in.

If you drop the top of the mattress to 5 feet, and use the space beneath for storage, it might clear up other areas of the apartment for the perception of more living space.

On the other hand ... this is definitely cool.
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Your ceiling height is critical to whether this will or will not work.

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I would focus a lot on structural strength, and everything you can do to eliminate a "domino" effect of the support under the bed.

People come in all shapes and sizes, you get two people up there, could be a significant amount of weight depending on their size. Couple that with any "movement" that might take place and I would absolutely over engineer the support structure.
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Thank you guys I didn't think about how much hotter it would be my main focus I had was more desk space.
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