Ammon’s Fort

Ammon has been planning his fort bed since Zach moved out into his own room.

Ammon with Benjamin and Julien (his nephews).

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.

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Veronica December 22, 2010, 1:38 am

    Very cute! You make it look so easy. Thank you for sharing.

    Veronica in CA

  • Kim December 22, 2010, 9:19 am

    You may be able to find pieces for a desk build in at Home Depot or Lowe’s. Look in the outdoor playset area and they have plastic brackets that you can add a board to and attach to the side, then all you will need is a chair. This would take up very little room but give him the desk area when needed or a shelf when he doesn’t want the chair in there.
    My kids have a similar set up and use it for a drive through window.

  • Liz December 22, 2010, 11:03 am

    Great idea! My son has a captain’s bed with an open area underneath that he plays in, this curtain would be great.

  • Dana December 22, 2010, 2:28 pm

    It’s linky party time again! I hope to have you come link up and enter my $50 american Express giveaway! Happy holidays!
    -Dana, Saturday Mornings

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