Ammon has been planning his fort bed since Zach moved out into his own room.
The boys had bunkbeds when they were sharing a room. Ammon was on the lower bunk.
The bed had originally started out as a loft bed. We added an extra beam to the bottom to turn it into a bunk bed. When Zach moved out we took out the beam and changed it back to a loft bed.
These are the supplies I used for Ammon’s fort. The closet rod was removed from Amanda’s closet when we decided to put her dresser in there. So it was f-r-e-e, Yay! The drop cloth and rod hardware were bought at Wal-Mart.
First, I measured and cut the drop cloth to fit under the bed. It measured 48″ then I added 5″ to allow for the curtain pocket.
I drilled holes for the screws for the hardware.
Then screwed the rod hardware into the bed frame.
I added the material, then tightened the rod to fit the space perfectly.
This is how it looks from the inside of the fort.
And here’s the finished fort. I probably should of made the bed before I took the picture. Oh, well. Real life, right? He’s trying to decide if he wants the end covered too. It faces away from the door, so I don’t think he’s too worried about it.
We added a clip on light to the front ladder. He says he wants a desk to go in his fort, so he can sit at it and be President of his Club. I guess I’m hunting for a desk next.