A loft bed in a pitched roof: how it works


You would like to buy a bunk bed, but your bedroom has a sloping roof? That should not be an obstacle! We explain how you can adapt a purchased bunk bed so that it fits into the roof pitch or how you can build a bunk bed yourself.

Saw up loft bed

Often, bunk beds are relatively easy to adjust to the roof pitch. When buying, you should make sure that the lying surface of the loft bed ends below the pitch. Everything else can be tailored.

If you e.g. If you place the bed with the foot end against the sloping roof, you can simply lower or saw off the strips at this end until the bed fits the wall in the sloping roof. Ideally, you should saw off the adjacent crossbars at an angle, so that they nestle into the sloping roof like a glove.

Of course, the same applies if you want to put the transverse side of the bed against a sloping roof. Remove the cross bars and saw the head and foot sections at an angle so that they fit exactly into the roof slope.

So that the bed does not lose its stability, you can additionally screw it to the roof slope and / or the wall.

Build loft bed yourself

You can find out here how to build a tailor-made loft bed yourself. Include the sloping roof in the planning of the individual steps and cut the individual parts accordingly.

fall Protection

If you want to prevent your child or yourself from falling out of bed at night, you should attach a fall protection, ie at least 16 cm high edge to your bed. A 30 to 40cm large gap should be left for entry and exit. Alternatively, you can also attach a special high bed net instead of the last. It tightens from the ceiling to the bed and effectively prevents you or your child from falling out of bed at night or playing games.

Tips & Tricks

Use the bevel to create a real cozy corner. hang a cloth over the entire sloping roof and thus completely shield the bed. You can also glaze your children's roof pitch with self-luminous stars or figures or decorate your own pitched roof with a fairy lights.


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