Lofted Bed

Building Your Own Loft

A minimum of 1/2" OSB board or plywood must be used as a platform for the mattresses. The plywood must be secured to the perimeter of the frame with screws. As an alternate design, the University provided bed springs may be placed atop the cross members thus eliminating the need for the OSB/plywood platform.

Please note that the University is not able to store any room furniture, including bed springs or headboards for rooms with lofts.

Students are encouraged to utilize carpeting or other form of buffer between the loft legs and the walls for both stability and to avoid costly damage to the painted walls surfaces.

 

Students are asked to remember that cutting and staining are not permitted inside the residence halls. Students and families are asked to adhere to the window and screen policy by not utilizing the windows for egress of people or belongings. Adherence to the loft policy and specifications, including any resulting damage to rooms or furnishings, are the sole responsibility of the student.

Lofts are to be constructed with bolts as noted. Nails are not permitted and screws may only be utilized to secure OSB/plywood to the frame or to join 2" x 4" loft legs into a 4" x 4" post.

Most private rooms except three floors in South Campus residence halls have one set of furniture. Brophy, Merrill, & Travis private rooms have 2 sets of furniture by design as potential overflow rooms if the residence halls exceed capacity. If you choose to construct a single loft, you may do so by using the same plan and reducing the length of the side 2" x 6" boards accordingly. In such cases bracing along the longer sides of the frame is recommended for loft stability.

 

Approved Loft PlansNorth Campus Loft Plans (click for printable plan)
(North Campus Includes: Clark, Hallisy, Helen Ferris, & Vandercook Halls)

For those students living in private rooms only one set of furniture is provided. If you choose to construct a single loft for these halls, you may do so by using the same plan and reducing the length of the side 2" x 6" boards accordingly. In such cases bracing along the longer sides of the frame is recommended for loft stability.

 

Approved Loft PlansSouth & West Campus Loft Plans (click for printable plan)
(South and West Campus Halls include: Bond, Brophy, Henderson, McNerney, Merrill, Miller, Pickell, Puterbaugh, Taggart, Travis & Ward) Note: lofts are generally not used in Cramer Hall and the above loft plans are not drawn to the specifications for Cramer Hall rooms.

 

DISCLAIMER: Due to the unique design of some residence halls, some rooms may differ slightly in size for the dimensions on these plans. While great care has been taken to provide dimensions that will fit the vast majority of rooms, occasionally lofts may require slight modification to fit properly in each room. Residents are reminded that sawing and staining are not permitted inside the residence halls.