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September 15, 2012


Using wood left over from the REX shenanigans in the East Campus courtyard, my roommate and I built a double loft in our room.  We put up the loft in record time - we only had to sleep in our institute-provided beds for a total of one night before we could sleep in the loft.  The design we used was based on another loft down the hall.  It spans the entire room, so there are no supports in the middle of the floor, and it is tall enough to walk under without having to duck.  It also includes integrated speaker mounts, a cruft shelf, and LED strip lighting.

The orange sign was taken from one of the amusement park rides in the courtyard, which was a four-person spinning rope swing.  Don't worry, it's not structural.

Speaker mounts were attached between the corners and the braces:

We made a shelf for scavenged parts, or "cruft", using a left over shield from the East Side vs West Side water war:

The inner edges of both beds were lined with white LED strips, which actually make the room substantially brighter:

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