Assembled Within 30 Days:
We require that the
loft be assembled within 30 days of delivery. If left unassembled for a
longer period of time, under some climate conditions unfinished wood may shrink
or warp and some of the pieces may not fit properly. For example, our beds
are manufactured in the Northeastern US, a cool and humid environment. If it is
shipped to the Southwestern US, a hot and dry environment it will quickly dry out.
If it is not assembled, this rapid drying could warp the wood.
The warranty is void if the loft is not assembled within 30 days of arrival.
Refunds will only be granted up
to 30 days after receipt of your loft. Orders cancelled prior to shipping will
receive a full refund. For orders cancelled after shipping, customer must pay
for the original shipping cost and shipping cost to return the loft to us or
another location. Returned units will be inspected, if returned unit is
undamaged and in new condition the customer will receive a refund of the
purchase price less the original shipping cost less a 10% return processing and
restocking fee. If damaged due to improper packaging during the return, the
customer will receive a refund less the cost to repair or replace the damaged
components, less the original shipping costs, less the 10% return processing and
The following lofts may not be returned nor refunded:
Customized lofts; painted lofts; lofts purchased in a group discount program;
lofts purchased in a fundraising program; loft purchased in bulk using a
Prior to returning the unit to
us, the customer must contact us to obtain a Return Authorization (RA) number,
the RA number must be written on all returned packages. Lofts returned without
RA numbers will not be refunded. Send Returns to: College Bed Lofts, 382
Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira, NY 14903.
This bed was designed utilizing the Consumer Products Safety
Commission (CPSC) guidelines for bunk beds. To help prevent serious or fatal
injuries from entrapment or falls; Never allow a child under 6 years on the
upper bunk; Only use a mattress that is: Twin 39x75; Twin XL 39x80; Full
54x75; Queen 60x80 with a maximum thickness of 6, unless the bed has been
customized or modified for a thicker or longer mattress as requested by the
customer. The customer must assemble this bed to ensure the top of the safety
rail (and this label) is at least 5 above the top of the mattress and there are
no openings around the mattress area that is greater than 3½. If modifications
or alternations are made it must conform to the CPSC Document #071
requirements. Since the Manufacturer cannot control the quality of the assembly
nor modifications made to the bed, the Manufacturer will not be held legally
liable from any accidents, injuries or property damage resulting from the use of
If this bed is to be used in an institutional environment (dorm
room), a single safety rail must be installed on the front (long) side, and if
the back side is not firmly up against a wall, a back safety rail must be used.
If this bed is not in an institutional environment, then safety rails must be
installed on all 4 sides with an opening to be able to climb in. The customer
must follow the assembly instructions. Because of the very nature of sleeping
on an elevated surface, there are obvious and inherent risks involved due to
This risk is enhanced when consciousness is limited or impaired due to sleep,
lack of sleep, illness, consumption of alcohol, taking medications, inhalation
of smoke or similar factors. The bed is an all natural wood product and will
burn when fire or sufficient heat is present. No horseplay, jumping or leaning
over the edge is allowed on this bed. You must use the ladder to climb up into
the upper bunk. Customers who choose to use our bed shall be deemed to have
assumed all risks of accidents, injury and property damage associated with their
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The safety rail must be in use at all times.
Loft Bed Bookshelf
This set of instructions is for the Double and
Single Bookshelf for the tall loft bed (73" or 85" legs). If you ordered the High Rise Bed, the assembly
instructions are at .
Bookshelf is placed above the bed. The Single
Bookshelf is placed below the bed, typically on the third rung
from the bottom.
Double Bookshelf Attach the 2x4x5½
Shelf Supports to the Shelf Sides 1-3/4" from the bottom using 2½ screws. The
2x4x5½ Shelf Support will extend below the
Shelf Sides by 1-3/4" which will be used to
attach to the loft legs later on. Attach
the 2x2x5½ Shelf Supports to the Shelf Sides 7" from the top using 2½ screws.
Attach the Shelf Sides to the top of the legs with
2½ screws. Attach the bottom shelf to the supports
with 1-5/8 screws. Attach the top shelf to the supports with 1-5/8 screws. Attach the
Backboards with 1-1/4 nails. The bottom of the backboards should be flush
with the bottom of the shelves. Place nails into each corner of the
backboard and into the back edge of the shelves every 12".
Please note that the backboard is required to support the shelf.
Supports to the Legs using
2½ screws. Attach the Shelf with
1-5/8 screws. Attach the Backboard with 1-1/4
If you ordered multiple single bookshelves and they are installed
in-between a rung, you may remove the rung to gain more shelf space. This
may be needed if you ordered more than 1 single bookshelf for the 73" legs and
more than 2 for the 85" legs. We
have Rung Caps available to fill in the notch in the ladder legs.
Please Note: If the back rail interferes with the single bookshelf, you
can flip the back rail upside down to get more clearance. If you ordered
the Long Shelf, it must be installed before installing the single bookshelf as
the long 2x4 support will also support the single bookshelf.
Loft & Bunk Double Bookshelf Parts List Single Bookshelf Parts List
(2) Shelves 3/4 x 7 MDF (1) Shelf
3/4 x 7 MDF
(2) Shelf Sides 2x6 x 15 - 18"
(2) Shelf Supports 2x2x4
(2) Shelf Leg Supports 2x4x5½
(1) Backboard 1/8" x 6½ Hardboard
(2) Shelf Supports 2x2x5½
(6) 1-1/4 Nails
(2) Backboard 1/8" x 6½ Hardboard
(4) 1-5/8 Screws
(12) 1-1/4 Nails
(4) 2½ Screws
(12) 1-5/8 Screws
(12) 2½ Screws
Lengths 41" (twin), 56"
(full) or 63" (queen)
Long Shelf & Desk Shelf
Long Shelf may be attached anywhere to the back legs, typically
though it is attached at the height of the third rung and may be used to support the single bookshelf.
is attached to the back legs, typically at the height of the second rung and may
be used to support the desktop.
Please Note: If you ordered the Long Desk,
it needs to be installed before installing the Long Shelf. Since the Long & Short Shelves
may butt up to the Single Bookshelf, it is made 2" shorter on each end to allow
enough room for the Single Bookshelf. They do not go the full length of the bed. The Shelf Support (the long
2x4), sometimes due to temperature and humidity differences may be slightly
warped. This will typically correct itself when it is attached to the back legs.
If it is warped, first screw in the end of where you will be climbing up and then screw in the
other end. The slight warping will not be noticeable and will not affect
the stability of the shelf.
Attach the Shelf Support (long 2x4)
to the back legs using (8) 2½" screws.
You may also use the end of the shelf support to support the end of the single
bookshelf or the desktop (see above picture). Attach the Shelf to the
Shelf Support using 1-5/8" screws. The back of the shelf should be flush
with the back of the legs. Attach the Backboard to the back legs with four 1-5/8" screws into the corners.
Attach the Backboard to the shelf with 1-1/4 nails
every 12" into the
back edge of the shelf. Please note that the backboard is required to
support the shelf.
Long Shelf & Desk Shelf Parts List
(1) Long Shelf MDF 3/4 x 7 x 63" (regular), 68"
(XL) or 72" (XXL) (8) 2½ Screws
(1) Desk Shelf MDF 3/4 x 7 x 51" (regular), 56"
(XL) or 60" (XXL) (10) 1-5/8 Screws
(1) Shelf Support 2x4 x 75" (regular), 80" (XL)
or 84" (XXL) (8) 1-1/4 Nails
(1) Backboard 1/8" x 6½ x 75"
(regular), 80" (XL) or 84" (XXL) Hardboard
Safety Rail Sets
Our Safety Rails follow the Consumer Products Safety Commission Guidelines which
says that with no mattress on the bed, there must be no gap greater than 3-1/2"
anywhere above the mattress foundation.
Rail Sets are multiple safety rails on three sides and half way across on one
ladder end. The front and back (long side) safety rails are mounted to the
the legs using
Screws, the end (short side) safety rails are mounted to the outside of the
The number of safety rails needed and
the gap between each safety rail is based on the thickness of your mattress.
The top of the top safety rail must be positioned 5" above the top of the mattress.
Installing the safety rails
The front and back (long side) safety rails are mounted to the
the legs using
Screws, the end (short side) safety rails are mounted to the outside of the
Measure up from the bed slats to 5" above the top of the mattress.
If you ordered extra safety rails measure up 10" or 15" above the top of the
mattress. Mount the top safety rail (with the safety label) here. The remaining safety rails must be evenly spaced
between the top safety rail and the front rail. The space between the safety rails
must not be more than 3-1/2.
On the ladder
entrance side, position the Safety Rail Brace connecting the top two ladder
rungs, fasten with four 2½ screws. If a Front Ladder is used then the
Safety Rail Brace and Half Length End Safety Rails are not used and a full width
safety rail is used in its place.
Ladder Safety Rail (optional)
Under certain conditions (based on ceiling height and mattress thickness), you
may need to install the Ladder Safety Rail between the top rung and next lower
rung. Typically this is needed when you have a low ceiling and a thick
mattress. If you did not receive this in your shipment, then it is not
required for your bed.
The Ladder Safety Rail is required to be installed by
the Consumer Products Safety Commission guidelines. It is designed to
prevent a small child from being entrapped while climbing up or down the ladder.
installed on all the ladders (end ladders and the optional front ladder if used)
of the bed based on the number of rungs as noted below. If the ladder end has a
single bookshelf and backboard installed, then this safety rail is not required
at that end of the bed. This is installed half way between two rungs.
Number of Rungs
Install the top of the safety rail at
65-1/4 from the floor
50-3/4" from the floor
36-1/4" from the floor
21-3/4" from the floor
Please make sure
there is no more than a 3-1/2"
gap anywhere above the mattress foundation when there is no mattress on the bed.
Safety Rails Parts List
(2) Full Length 1x4 Safety Rails for the Front
and Back Per Set (2) End Safety Rails Per Set
(2) Half Length End Safety Rails (not supplied
if Front Ladder is used) Per Set (48) 1-5/8
(1) Safety Rail Brace 2x4 x 33 (not supplied if
Front Ladder is used)
(4) 2½ Screws
bottom front and back rails are assembled the same way as the top rails. From the back insert the one 4" carriage
bolt into the bottom hole of each back leg. Place the back rail between the
ladder ends. Place a washer, lock washer and nut on each of the bolts and
loosely hand tighten the nuts. From the front insert the 5" carriage bolt
into the bottom hole in the front legs. From the inside place the front
rail between the ladder ends. Place a washer, lock washer and nut on each of
the bolts and loosely hand tighten the nuts. Insert the bed slats between the
rails, evenly spacing them apart. You can now completely tighten the carriage
bolts. Fasten the bed slats to the rails using 2½ screws. Fasten the back
rail to the back legs with 1-5/8" screws. Fasten the front rail to the front
legs with 2½ screws. The bunk is now complete
Bunk Bed Parts List
(1) Front rail (2x6 w/2x2 ledge) (1) Back rail (½ plywood w/2x2 ledge)
(2) Carriage Bolts 3/8 x 4 (5" if Enhanced
Back Rail) (2) Carriage Bolts 3/8 x 5
(4) Each 3/8 Washers, Lock Washers, Hex Nuts
(1) Bed Slat Set 1½ thick x Twin 39, Full 54,
Queen 60, slats have 1 hole at each end
The Front Ladder is
assembled similar to the ladder ends. Lay the legs on the floor with the
notches facing up.
Place a small bead of wood glue at the
base and sides of each notch and spread it out evenly covering the entire notch.
Insert rungs into the notches lining them up flush with the outside of the
legs. Use 2½ screws to fasten each rung to the legs. Drive the screws nice
and tight. While driving the screws, make sure there is no gap between the rung
and the leg. Suggestion, drive the screw half-way into the leg, then unscrew it
so it is just comes out of the leg, then drive it all the way in. The screw
should recess about 1/8 into the rung to make a nice tight fit. Note, due to
temperature and humidity differences the rungs may have expanded and may need to
be slightly sanded to fit.
The Front Ladder
may be attached to either the left or right side of the loft. From behind each
rung use four (4) 2½ screws to fasten the leg to the existing loft leg. From
behind the front rail, use two (2) 2½ screws to fasten each leg to the front
rail. Note, there are no pilot holes in the front rail, you need to screw
from the front rail into the legs.
Fasten the safety
rail to the inside of the front legs 2 - 3 above the mattress with 1-5/8
Front Ladder Parts List
(2) Front Ladder Legs 1-1/2" x 4" (4) Ladder Rungs for
73 legs or (5) for 85
legs 18" long
High Rise Bed
This set of instructions is for the High Rise
Bed Double Bookshelf. If you ordered the tall loft bed with 73" or 85" legs, the
assembly instructions are at
Loft Bed Bookshelf Assembly Instructions.
Attach the Shelf Support (2x2x5½") at roughly 7" and 14" from the top using 2½" screws. Note: The shelves may be
placed at any height you need, the 7" & 14" are only suggestions.
Screw the bottom shelf first then the top shelf to the Shelf
Supports using 1-5/8" screws.
Attach the two Shelf Backboards using 1-1/4" nails.
The bottom of the backboards should be flush with the bottom of the shelves.
Place nails into each corner of the backboard and into the back edge of the
shelves every 12". Note that the backboard is required to support the
High Rise Double Bookshelf
(2) Shelves 3/4 x 7 MDF
(4) Shelf Supports 2x2x5½
(2) Backboard 1/8 x 6½ Hardboard
The Short Desktop may be placed either underneath the
loft or at the end of the loft, and either on the left or right side. It is attached to the second rung.
Maximum weight capacity is
desktop to the second rung using 2½" screws from underneath. Use the
predrilled pilot holes in the desk frame to connect the desk top to
the rung. Keep in mind the desktop will need to be supported until the
side braces are added.
Make sure the desktop is level. Attach the Left Angle Brace to the desktop
and to the leg as shown in the above picture. Now attach the Right Angle
Brace to the desktop and to the leg as shown in the above picture. If you
decide to not paint or stain the loft, we do recommend at least
finishing the desktop to preserve the writing surface. It can either be
painted or stained. If you are also installing the Desk Shelf, install it
at the same time as the short desk as the long 2x4 support will also support the
Short Desktop Parts List
(1) Desktop 3/4 x 20 x 41" Twin 56" Full or 62"
Queen (1) Left Angle Brace 2x4 x 19
(1) Right Angle Brace 2x4 x 19 (16) 2½ Screws
Long Desktop goes underneath
the loft and across the back. Maximum weight capacity is 60 lbs.
The long desktop comes in 2
pieces (long and short side) which needs to be glued and assembled prior to
attaching to the loft bed.
Lay the shortest desktop piece
face up as in the picture shown below. Apply glue to center support and
support rails. Spread glue
evenly across all pieces.
Step 1 Diagram Short Side
Lay the longer
desk side face down on a long flat surface and place the glued side face down,
make sure the edges line up.
2x2x38 inner rails marked A and B (this will ensure the desktop will line up
together properly in the next step).
Using (4) 2½
screws (shown as arrows below), fasten C to D (this will tighten the two tops
Using (12) 1-5/8
screws (shown as Xs below), fasten D to desktop (dont go too deep or the
screws will come through the other side).
Using (2) 1-5/8
screws (Xs) fasten the outer rails to the long desktop piece.
2x2x38 pieces and place glue on the bottom side and on the side facing the
outer rail. Reinsert the 2x2x38 inner rails lining up A to A and B to B.
Use (8) 1-5/8
screws (Xs) to fasten the 2x2x38 inner rails to the bottom of the desktop
(again dont go too deep or the screws will come through the other side).
Using (6) 2½
screws (arrow) to fasten the inside of the inner rails to the outer rails.
The top is now
complete. Let the desktop lay flat until the glue dries (about 2 hours).
Note: If a screw does come
trough the top of the desk surface, back the screw out enough to go just below
the surface of the desktop then use fine grit sandpaper to gently smooth the
Step 2 Diagram
Note: Arrows represent 2½
screws which go into the side of each piece,
Xs represent 1-5/8 screws which
attach the supports the the top piece.
Once the glue has had time to
dry (about 2 hours), mount the desktop to the second rung (from the bottom) of
the loft. If you are right handed, you would place the short side on the left,
if you are left handed, you would place the short side on the right.
The desktop will be heavy and
extra help may be needed to place the desktop on the rungs.
Once placed on the second rung,
attach the desktop to the rungs by using (4) 2½ screws through the end support
pieces (2x2) into the second rung, (2) 2½ screws per side to secure the desktop
to the rungs. If the long desk doesn't fit exactly between the rungs you
can move the legs in or out slightly to make the long desk fit between the
Step 3 Diagram
Long Desktop Parts List
(2) Desktops 3/4 x 20 (2) 2x2x38
Inner Rails (18) 2½ Screws
(22) 1-5/8" Screws