Posting ID : A1068458714
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Baby Kid Stuff By Owner
This is a custom /one of a kind hand-built twin loft bed. The main part of the bed is an actual dorm loft which is extremely well built. Our daughter went straight from her baby crib to this "big girl" bed (we skipped getting her a toddler bed). We just put an offer in on a house this week. If we get our new house the castle bed will not be coming with us so if you or anyone you know would be interested in please let me know- we would not be able to actually get rid of this until we move so you would have a little while to save up the money (hopefully our contract will close at the end of September). This was a custom designed/ hand-built bed. I came up with the idea and designed it on the computer and my husband made my vision a reality. There is a large hidden storage compartment under the steps (accessible under the loft). The two castle towers have closet rods in them for hanging clothes, but if you added shelves inside of them they could make a great storage area for toys. The towers have magnetic locks- which kept little fingers out of her clothes- these are easy to remove). There is a clear heavy duty plexiglass panel which prevents little ones from falling out.
My daughter was 2 1/2 when she switched from her crib to this big girl bed (she is 6 1/2 now). We spent a good deal of money and time creating this bed for her. You could possibly even fit another twin size bed underneath (it would be opposite direction from the current twin mattress above). She had a play kitchen underneath her bed, as well as a large shelf unit for toys. (The storage under stairs has a door with a special magnetic closure on it to keep little ones out of the stuff- you can fit a lot of stuff under those stairs).
Bed width without stairs is 87" x 63 1/2" (including towers); stairs add an additional 26" width. Each tower is 21 1/2 wide x 20 1/2 deep. The opening under the loft between the two towers is 42 1/4" wide x 57" high. You will need 8 ft ceiling height for this to fit and no narrow hallways which require you to make a turn to get into the bedroom- we got the stairs stuck in our small hallway and it took us almost 2 hours to get them in the room because they are all one piece and don't come apart.
This is an extremely sturdy bed and in great condition. If we can get the "M" shield plaque off we would be keeping that. Would like to get $600 out of this bed- a lot of time and money was spent to create this one of a kind bed and it will be sad to part with it. Similar bed designs sell for a couple thousand online.