8' = 96"
9' = 108"
10' = 120"
Space Under Calculation
- Space Above
- Mattress Thickness
- 2" (ledge for slats)
Leg Height Calculation
(ledge for slats)
(legs above matt)
= Leg Height
Enter your specifications below and then press
Total Mattress Thickness
Ceiling Height inches [?]
Minimum Space Above
Upper Mattress inches [?]
Space Calculation Results
73" Legs 85" Legs
Loft Bed Space Underneath
Bunk Bed Space Between Bunks
Actual Leg Height
We have three Leg Heights: Standard 73" Legs (for ceilings up to
8'), Extra Tall 85" Legs (for ceilings greater than
when using additional safety rails) and Super Tall 93" legs. If the legs are
too tall based on your specifications
above the safety rail to fit based on
Please let us know if you do not want the
For the Super Tall 93" Legs, the bed may be slightly top heavy and we
require you to also use our
Corner & Rung Braces
to further stabilize the bed.
Contact us if you need
legs taller than 93". We can also
We position the top of the Safety Rail 5" above the top of the mattress, which
follows the Consumer Products Safety Commission Guidelines. If you order
additional Safety Rails to go 10" or 15" above the top of the mattress you will
need to order the taller legs. For example, if based on your specs you
need 73" legs and you ordered extra safety rails, you will need to order the 85"
We make the legs 2" taller to allow for the Double Bookshelf Headboard to
be attached to the top of the legs.
If you ordered
the Double Bookshelf Headboard (typically 18"
high and is attached
to the top of the legs) we will make
based on your ceiling height, mattress
thickness and space underneath specifications.
For Bunk Beds we leave 4" of space underneath the lower rail and the
lower mattress starts at 10" from the floor. Please let us
know if you would like this to be higher or lower. We can set it as low as
1/2" from the floor.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much space will I get above and underneath?
We custom build each bed to your exact
specifications, so it depends on your ceiling height and mattress thickness.
We normally set the space above the mattress to 30" (unless
you specify something different).
For most people 30''
space above is adequate and
most colleges also recommend 30"
For example, the loft shown here has a 6"
mattress and there is 58" of space underneath the bed slats. The student in
the picture is 5' 9" tall and when sitting down, has about 6" of space from
the top of his head to the bed slats. From
the top of the mattress there is 30" of space to the 8' ceiling above.
The space underneath is to the bottom of the bed slats, how much space
is underneath the rail? The bottom of the rail
is 4" below the bed slats.
See diagram at left for more detail.
I have a young child, can I have it drilled for multiple heights, lower to
start then move it up as he grows?
During checkout there is a box where you can enter custom specifications.
For example, you can say: please drill for space underneath at 45" and
58". Please note that safety is always a concern when using loft
or bunk beds. With the space above at 30", it is more difficult for a
child to stand up. If you lower the frame to have more space above,
this may give your child enough room to be able to stand up in bed.
Children must never stand up or jump on the bed as they
could easily fall over the side.
How much space do I need if I want to sit underneath?
depends on how tall you are but we recommend a minimum of 52" underneath.
Sit at a chair and measure yourself to see how much space you need.
Remember that kids grow (too) fast, so estimate their height during their teen
What is the Total Mattress Thickness?
It is the total thickness of the mattress, box spring and
Note, you do not need to use a box spring, bunkie
plywood or MDF board to support the mattress. The
mattress will lay on top of our
mattress foundation bed slats
picture) which is included with each bed.
Our mattress foundation gives you 1000 lbs. of
What is the Minimum Space Above Mattress?
It is the minimum space you want between the top of
the mattress and the ceiling. The Consumer Products Safety Commission
(CPSC) guidelines and most colleges recommend 30". For home use beds we recommend 30", however you can set it to
anything you want. See the next question if you want to get closer to the ceiling. On the
order form, we ask you How Much Space Do You Want Underneath?
you select Maximum, we will position the mattress at
the top of the legs leaving enough room for the safety rail and giving you a
minimum of 30" above. You may also enter a custom value on the order form.
Can I go closer to
the ceiling to get more space underneath?
Yes. Basically, we can position the mattress platform at any height, so,
for every inch you gain underneath you lose an inch above. Most colleges recommend a minimum of
30" of space from the top of the mattress to the ceiling. If this is for
a home or an apartment use you can go closer to the ceiling. We recommend you try it out
first to make sure you feel comfortable being closer to the ceiling.
We recommend you lay down on your current bed face up and place a sheet of cardboard 30" above your
mattress. Then move it down to 29", 28" and so on until you get the right
amount of space to make you feel comfortable. We don't recommend going closer than
24" though, but it is totally up to you.
Can you lower the loft or can I use a custom size
Yes and yes. We have a High Rise
Platform Bed that has 30" of space underneath.
If you need the regular loft a little shorter we can cut it down to any size you
need. If you have an odd size mattress or are confined to
a tight space, we can custom build your loft to your specifications.
For lofts used in dorm rooms, please read the following
If your dorm room has fixed furniture that can't be moved you should double
check the room measurements against our bed measurements to verify the bed will
fit into the room. Each dorm room layout is different and the customer is
responsible to make sure the bed will fit into the room. We can shorten
the bed to fit the available space if
needed. Please enter your custom space requirements during checkout.