Belladonna is heading off to college. They have lofts in dorms. He is smitten with lofts. He wants one.
The economics are staggering. My brother the accountant once told me that a square foot of indoor space is worth $70. He was discussing the economics of yard sales. One either downsizes or one must up-size by moving...at a cost of $70/sq-ft.
A queen size mattress gobbles up about 34 square feet. At $70/sq-ft, that noodles out to about $2300. I know you don't believe me. Figure it out yourself. So far I have $90 into materials.
Today I was cutting, gluing and screwing together side frames for Kubota's loft. I am using ample, beyond ample, amounts of wood as Kubota is somewhere north of 250 pounds and is, well, energetic.
When in doubt
Make it stout
of stuff you know
a lot about.
|Two side frames. Side view.