Accessories may be added to our beds at any time. They may be added either during or after initial assembly. We recommend you order your accessories at the same time you order your bed since there are no additional Shipping Charges for accessory items when ordered and shipped with a bed. If an accessory item is ordered as a separate item (without a bed on the order), please contact us first to get the shipping charge for that item. You may pay the shipping charge below. Our beds and accessories are unfinished, sanded and ready for paint or stain. If you need to order multiple items you may change the quantity in the shopping cart.
The above photo shows the most common accessories ordered for Youth, Teen and College Student beds. Click photo to enlarge.
The Short Bookshelf (see large photo near the top of the page) goes the short width of the bed, underneath the mattress and may be attached anywhere at either end. They are great for storing books, toys, games, pictures and many personal items. They are 5-1/2" deep and go the width of the bed. You can order multiple shelves to create enough storage space for your needs.
How many can I place underneath? Up to Nine (9). The total number of shelves you can use depends on the height of the bed, desk selected and whether you are going to climb up the built-in end ladder or use the Front or Angled Ladder. We will review your order and contact you if you ordered too many shelves.
The Long Shelf (see large photo near the top of the page) goes the across the back (long side) of the bed underneath the mattress. They are 5-1/2" deep and go the length of the bed. You can order multiple shelves to create enough storage space for your needs.
How many can I place underneath? Up to Five (5). The total number of shelves you can use depends on the height of the bed and desk selected. We will review your order and contact you if you ordered too many shelves.
We also can make custom Short & Long shelves up to 20" deep, please contact us to order.
We offer multiple desks: Short, Long, L-Shaped & U-Shaped. The standard desks are 20" deep and we can also make them 24" deep. For the L-Shaped and U-Shaped Desk, the shorter "wings" ends are always 20" deep. Weight capacity 40 lbs. Please contact us if you need a custom desk built.
The Short Desk goes the width of the bed may be installed at either end underneath or on the outside end of the bed. It can also be installed at a higher location so you can stand at the desk. Studies show that standing at a desk is better for you. We also offer a Desk Shelf which is attached to the short desk and goes the length of the bed across the back of the bed. See large photo above
The Long Desk goes the full length of the bed across the back.
The L-Shaped Desk is a combination of the Long and Short Desk. It may be installed either as a Left or Right L.
The U-Shaped Desk is a combination of the Long and (2) Short Desks. It provides the largest desktop area and is perfect for storing books, computers, toys, games and makes a very nice large arts & crafts table for active children.
If you have a lower ceiling and don't have enough space to sit underneath the loft, you can place the Long Desk at the front of the bed and place your chair outside the bed. See photo at left for an example.
Vertical End Ladders: Are Built-In at each end of the bed and provides you access to climb up the end and gives the bed rigidity and support. You need about 2 feet of space at the end of the bed to be able to climb up.
Vertical Front Ladder: If you do not have enough space at the end to climb up you can use the optional Vertical Front Ladder (long side) to climb up the front.
Angled Front & Angled End Ladder: We also have Angled Ladders which may be attached to the Front (long side) or at the (short) End of the bed. The angled ladder 2x4 rungs are positioned flat giving you a larger surface area for climbing up and it is much easier on your feet. The Angled Ladder comes pre-assembled and is ready to be attached and extends out roughly 18". The angled ladder may be installed either on the Front (long side) or at the (short) End and either on the left or right. The weight capacity of the standard angled ladder is 200 lbs.
HD-Heavy Duty Ladders: The weight capacity of the HD-Heavy Duty ladder is 300 lbs.
Angled Ladder Handrails: We also have Handrails for our Angled Ladders. They attach to both sides of the Angled Ladder and it makes it much easier for children climbing up and down.
Ladder Hooks: We have Ladder Hooks available if you need the angled ladder to be easily removable.
The L-Shaped Bed is a combination of two separate beds with a connector between them to join the beds together eliminating the center post giving you a larger open area underneath. The two individual beds may be two loft beds or a bunk and loft bed. To make a L-Shaped bed you need to select the L-Shaped Connector for the first bed only. The photo shows the Right Side L-Shaped Bed. Basically Bed #2 is on the Right side of Bed #1.
The left diagram shows the Left Side L-Shaped Bed. It can be made in any size and the beds can be different sizes. For example, Bed #1 could be a Queen Loft or Bunk Bed for sleeping and Bed #2 a twin for sleeping, a play area or reading area.
This bed is perfect for kids sharing a small bedroom where two separate beds will not work out. You can also use one section as a bed and the other for a reading or play area. For a Play Area we will need to add a plywood platform to the top of the bed slats to form a solid top surface. You can then cover it with carpeting to make it a nice soft play area. The first bed in the shopping cart will be considered Bed #1 and the second bed will be Bed #2. If you have any custom specifications you can enter them during checkout.
How much space will it take up in the room? Using the diagram you can calculate how much space you will need depending on the size beds you are ordering.
Bed Outside Dimensions: Width: Twin 44" Full 59" Queen 65" Length: Regular 79" XL 84" XXL 88".
We offer Stairs with a Side Platform with optional shelves. With 5-1/2" deep steps it makes it easier for children walking up. The Side Platform can be either 30" tall (first photo) or 43" tall (second and third photo). It can go either the Full Width of the bed (first photo) with the steps extending beyond the front edge of the bed or Half Width of the bed (second photo) with the steps starting at the front edge of the bed.
You may also add Shelving underneath, maximum of (2) Shelves for the 30" tall and (3) Shelves for the 43" tall unit.
The standard width is 18". We can also custom build it to any length, width, height and storage shelves. Please contact us if you need a custom unit built.
The Steps & Shelves may be installed at either end of the bed. There are four (4) steps & shelves. The unit is 43" tall, 44" long and is available in either 11" or 20" width. Weight capacity is 250 lbs. The 11" width steps is designed for young children and is a little difficult for adults walking up. For adults we recommend the 20" width.
The Mattress Foundation Bed Slats are a set of 1-1/2" thick bed slats that will fill the mattress area with a 3" gap between the slats. All beds automatically include this option in the base price. Please note, you do not need to supply a box spring, bunkie board or plywood with our beds, you can place the mattress directly on top of our bed slats.
We have a Solid Platform available for the mattress that attaches to the top of the bed slats. This may be needed if you have a thin mattress, older uncomfortable mattress, futon mattress, air mattress, foam mattress that requires a solid base or you just want a solid platform to get a firmer mattress feel. It has multiple pieces of 1/8" MDF that covers the entire mattress area. It is attached to the top of the Mattress Foundation Bed Slats. This may be needed if your mattress manufacturer requires you to have a box spring, bunkie board or a totally flat solid platform surface to keep the mattress warranty active. This may also be used if you don't want to see the bottom of the upper mattress when sitting or sleeping underneath or if you want a solid separator between the top and bottom bunk mattresses.
You may use our Bunk Bed Kit to convert a loft bed into a bunk bed. The kit comes with (2) rails, the Mattress Foundations (bed slats) and hardware.
The loft conversion kit allows you to convert one of our existing beds with a new set of legs and rungs. For example, you can convert a bunk bed into two loft beds or convert a high rise to a tall loft bed.
For your existing bunk bed you will remove the bottom bunk (rails and slats) and install them on the legs we provide. You will end up converting one bunk bed into two loft beds.
For your existing high rise bed, this will allow you to convert it into a tall loft bed. This is perfect for young children initially needing a lower loft and moving up to a taller loft as they get older.
Loft Conversion Kits Include:
(4) 39" Legs (4) Rungs Hardware Kit
(4) 72" Legs (8) Rungs (2) Safety Rails Hardware Kit
(4) 84" Legs (10) Rungs (2) Safety Rails Hardware Kit
(4) 96" Legs (12) Rungs (2) Safety Rails Hardware Kit
Shipping cost is not included in the price. Before ordering please contact us to confirm the specifications and shipping cost.
For all of our standard beds, Corner and Rung Braces are not required. However if you have customized it to make it taller or longer or if you want additional bracing then Corner and/or Rung Braces may be added. Also some colleges require all beds to have Corner & Rung Braces. The Corner Braces go on the long sides, Rung Braces go on the rungs at the headboard & footboard ends.
We offer Corkboards & Whiteboards. They can be mixed and matched anywhere on the bed.
Width (Short End): They can be placed on the Width (Short End) of the bed between the built-in ladder rungs and are 11" high.
Back (Long Side): They can be placed on the Back (Long Side) are 11", 20" or 30" high and go the full length of the bed.
They can also be attached to the front of the 12" wide legs and they have a solid pine frame surrounding it. Please contact us if you need the 12" wide legs with the Corkboard or Whiteboard.
The whiteboards are non-magnetic.
Width (Short End):
Back (Long Side):
For college students needing a Lockable Storage Box to store their valuables or if you need additional storage on your bed or desk we have a Lockable Storage Box available. It can be placed on top of the desk or installed in-between the legs of the bed. You can also turn it sideways and use it for storing game system cartridges. It is made from knot-free solid pine, 8" x 8" and available in twin, full and queen sizes. We can also make it to a custom size if needed. Please contact us if you need a custom size built. You need to provide your own lock. The last photo shows the Storage Box installed in-between the legs. It is attached to the legs with screws from the inside of the box.
Our Clothes Rack is used in rooms that don't have a closet for hanging clothes or for college students needing more clothes hanging space. It is 3' long for the twin size and 4' long for the full and queen size beds. It may be mounted anywhere underneath the bed to a bed slat.
The Towel Bar is very popular with college students as dorm rooms and apartments typically don't have a place to hang wet towels in the room and you definitely don't want to leave your towels in a shared bathroom. The towel bar is 3' long and comes unassembled and may be attached anywhere on the bed.
FedEx Special Delivery Options:
Standard: Deliver Tuesday - Saturday 8 am - 8 pm. There is no guaranteed date/time with standard delivery.
Date Certain: Deliver on a specific date Tuesday - Friday with delivery 8 am - 8 pm.
Saturday: Deliver on a Saturday between 8 am - 8 pm.
Appointment: FedEx will schedule an appointment with you (2 hour window) for delivery Tuesday - Saturday.
Enter your Requested Delivery Date into the Custom Specifications Box during checkout.
If you have a Customization or an Additional Shipping charge you may add it to your shopping cart here. During checkout you may enter any Custom Specifications or Order Comments.
New: This is for a new bed that you are currently ordering or have on order and it hasn't shipped yet (no shipping charge needed).
Existing: This is for an existing bed that you have already received (we will contact you with the shipping costs).
Other: This is for a different style bed that you didn't purchase from us (we will contact you for the specs and shipping costs).
If you select Other please send us a photo of your existing bed and detail specifications to info@CollegeBedLofts.com and we will check to make sure our accessory will fit your bed.
Please enter your Phone Number in case we need to contact you