MAKE Asks: is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.

This week’s question: It seems to me that a rite of passage for almost every maker I’ve met is to build a custom piece of furniture at some point. What is one of your favorite pieces of furniture that you have built?

When my wife and I downsized after a move, we were still busting at the seams after having donated or tossed many items. To solve the problem I looked into buying a queen sized loft bed to fit our mattress. I found out that such a beast did not exist locally, so I built one myself. I drafted the design on a piece of graph paper in three different views (the first time I had done such a thing since high school shop class) and put the whole thing together. It was the largest piece of furniture I ever built, but provided much-needed storage space.

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