The kids (two) need loft beds for their bedrooms. The bedrooms are small and we need to make the most of the space we have available.
I thought it would be a good idea to have a loft bed so the space underneath can be used for storage, or reading, whatever.
A matching desk would also be a good idea. Matching wood and design means that the whole thing can look light and not take up a lot of 'visual space' in the room. This thing is going to be huge, and the room is small, so the most that can be done to blend things in the better.
This is what I came up with:
The loft bed sides are made up of three parts, there is a ladder at the back, where the angled legs are and it's designed to take an Ikea mattress and slats.
The desk is fairly flimsy, nobody is going to be standing on it twice, but it will be strong enough for the kids to work on and it has an integrated wire tray at the back to make things even neater. The wire tray makes up a 'C' section for strength. There is a recess on the sides of the desk where the C section slides in to that liberal amounts of glue can be used to supplement the screws.
The structure of both pieces is re-inforced with square-drive decking screws which actually look quite nice. They are 65mm long.
The whole thing fits onto four sheets of plywood, this is the layout for cutting:
Each sheet of plywood is cut into two strips, one is 800mm and the other 400mm so that they can fit through the x-carve.
Using my new baseboard and parallel clamps described here https://discuss.inventables.com/t/design-for-a-new-1000mm-baseboard/34201/3 cutting the pieces using three separates operations is possible.
This is definitely my most ambitious x-carve project so far!