I’ve made a few of these floating beds over the years and I always love them. I’ve played around with different methods of building them and different ways of hanging them. This is I think my favorite. It’s definitely the easiest to build and I think the rope work makes it the best looking as well.
Solid core wood door 36” wide – this must be a solid core wood door, anything else won’t hold the weight.
Rope – you’re using so much that it doesn’t have to be as thick as what I used, but I think it looks cool. How much you need will depend on how far up your ceiling is. You’ll need 16 times the height plus a few feet extra for knotting and 2 additional 4’ lengths.
Hitch ring – 2
Measure and mark with pencil the location for 8 holes on each of the short ends. Place them about 2.5” from the edge and space them evenly. Drill them using a bit large enough for your rope to pass through.
Screw your two hitch rings into your beam, the same distance apart as the height of your door. Make sure you use heavy duty screws.
Pass the 4’ length of rope through the ring and knot it securely to itself. Ignore the chain in this photo, we had to drop the rope down from our set ceiling. But you get the idea for the rope.
Now, place your door in location on tope of a low table or some crates that are the same height you want the bed. Pass the rope up through the first hole…
…up through the rope ring….
Continue until you’ve passed though all the holes. Tug on them to get them all pretty taut and then tie a knot tightly below the bed on all four corners. Cut off the excess.
Pull out your crates, add the twin mattress on top and settle in for a good read…or nap.