What is considered the strongest knockdown joint when putting together a loft bed? I'd like to build a very sturdy and kid resistant loft bed for my son. If anyone knows of a really nice plan I can adapt please let me know that as well.
I built my daughter a loft bed. I used 4x4 posts for the corner posts and cut out dados for 2x4s to sit in connect everything. To hold the 2x4 into the dado I drilled holes and used lag bolts with washers.
On my design I put 2 2x4s on each end and 2 2x4s on one side but only 1 2x4 on the other so she can use the space under the bed.
She's 13 and I purposely overbuilt the thing so a couple of kids or her and a parent could safely be up there. It works well.