Queen Size Loft Bed

A year ago I purchased a mattress from Amazon. It was one those "green tea" memory foam mattresses that are 12 inches thick, or I should say "thicc". 😉 

It is very comfortable compared to my old box spring mattress that I've had since my final year of college. I've never slept on a memory foam mattress before, at least not that can recall. Overall, I like sleeping in it.

I have one of those modern looking bed frames that sit low on the ground. It has a modular headboard/s and side table. It's really cool looking. But because it sits low on the ground, I don't have a ton of under the bed storage. And in my place, storage is a premium.

The other thing about my bed frame is that it's a full-sized frame. Yeah... my mattress does not fit my bed frame. I was more than annoyed, to say the least. 😒 But I had to make do since it would have been too inconvenient to return to mattress. I kept my old box spring mattress and placed the new one on top of it. It was not ideal, but I made it work.

Now, a year later, I have extra money to get a new bed frame. I want a lofted bed that is tall enough for me to set up a work station underneath. There are a lot of decent looking ones that are within my budget. Except... none of them could accommodate my 60 x 80 inches mattress!

It's not that a queen-sized loft bed doesn't exist. It does. But there aren't a lot of selections and they are a bit on the expensive side.

This one shown here from a company called Francis Lofts and Bunks, and it'll set you back $2,145. Honestly, I cannot afford that, and I'm not about to charge that on my credit card, even though I really like its industrial look.

So, what am I supposed to do now? I could just give up on finding a queen-sized loft bed, save my money and just make do with my current set-up. Or I could just build one, like this guy:

 If only I have some carpentry skills. 😭 😭 😭