College Wooden Loft Bed Questions
How far in advance do I need to order and how long will it take to arrive?
Loft Bed Orders please contact us for current build times. Orders paid by check take a few extra days for the check to clear. Once it is shipped, it will arrive at your destination in 1-10 business days depending on your location, click here for a map of our transit times.
During our peak season (June - September) orders may take a little longer and we recommend you order your loft bed in advance and schedule it to arrive on a specific date or a range of dates. During checkout you will get a box labeled "Enter Custom Specifications", you may enter your date or range of dates of when you want your order to arrive. We will e-mail you to confirm your request.
Should I have it delivered to my home or directly to my college or apartment?
Move in day for most students is a stressful experience for both the student and parents. With many students all moving in at the same time, most moving away from home for the first time, getting everything organized, meeting new friends, parents leaving, etc., it would be very helpful if you can get the loft partially assembled before you arrive. We recommend having it shipped to your home early during the summer. Setting it up at home first will allow you to see how everything fits together and when you get to school setting it back up will be easy. While it's home you may want to paint or customize it to fit your personality. We know this is not always possible, so if you want it delivered directly to your college, you must first notify your college receiving department to let them know it is coming to have them sign for it. Check with your college's receiving department to verify whether they will accept packages before you arrive on campus. UPS Ground doesn't guarantee a specific delivery time and they don't deliver on Saturdays or Sundays. If you are moving in on a weekend we suggest you have it there before you arrive or have it shipped to your home and bring it with you to college.
I am moving in on a Saturday, does UPS deliver on Saturdays?
Yes,. UPS Ground delivers Monday - Saturday.
Can I use your Loft Bed in my college dorm room? Question: My college allows us to have Loft Beds, however we cannot remove any existing furniture from our room, can I use my existing bed on your loft bed frame?
Yes, our loft beds were specifically designed to be used in college dorms. Most college dorm beds can be disassembled and the metal frame and mattress used on our loft bed. For example, with the dorm bed below you can remove the headboard and footboard and place the metal frame and mattress on top of our loft bed slats. We provide four (4) bed slats with our lofts. You can store the headboard and footboard behind the loft against the wall and out of the way. Remember to save all hardware when disassembling the dorm bed as you will need it to reassemble the bed at the end of the school year.
Our college requires 4x4 corner posts, does your loft meet this requirement?
Our corner posts are 2x6's. A 2x6 is wider than a 4x4 and with our notched ladder rung design, it provides better support and stability than a 4x4. Most colleges will accept 2x6 posts as equivalent to 4x4 posts. Check with your college before ordering.
Do you provide Fire Retardant Lofts?
We recommend the use of Fire Retardant Paint. See Fire Retardant Paint for details.
What is the Dorm XXL 84" Length Used For
We created the Dorm XXL 84" Length loft for customers that want to put a futon or full size sofa underneath the loft. It is 4" longer than most lofts on the market and the extra length gives you enough room to place most futons or sofas underneath. The distance between the inside rungs is 84" and the distance between the legs is 76". Click here for more info.
Where can I purchase an 84" length mattress?
You can get foam mattresses cut to size, or use a standard mattress and put a small piece of foam at the head end.
Can I fit a 79" sofa or futon under the loft?
Yes, there are 2 options.
1) Buy the Dorm XXL 84" Length loft which has 84" between the rungs of the ladders, put the sofa where you want it and assemble the loft around it.
2) Buy the Dorm XXL 84" Length loft, assemble the loft, get 2 guys and lift the loft up and over the sofa.