I have my bed in a corner of the room and I want to elevate it. I don't like any of the IKEA solutions and the like because I want the corner of the bed that is away from the walls to be free. So I've made my own project
I've made it with this free android app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jquinn.qubism.android You can get the project and explore it in more detail here https://www.dropbox.com/s/mxg4r9gjd414zaj/5ae1753a-7a34-4761-a357-c30bf3196f54.json?dl=0
The red wall cannot bear any weight, but he other wall is concrete. I would like to avoid turning the bed (so that the pillar can be fastened to the bearing wall) because this would take away the space for a desk. My plan is to just make the pillar fit exactly the height of the room so that it locks in (split it in two pieces, a main tall one and a smaller top that I can slide in), basically leaving no room for the pillar to tip. I am counting on this being able to sustain any weight and pulling I might stress on the far end of the crossbeam, since the ceiling is also concrete. I would also run a cable from the joint between the pillar and the crossbeam toward the concrete wall, to put some tension and fasten everything together in that direction. I am planning to use 15x15cm massive wood for pillar and crossbeam.
This is my very first own wood project - Do you seen any flaws in the plan? - Do you have improvements? If you think it can work - What kind of joint would you make between the pillar and crossbeam? I simply plan to cut out 5cm out of each and insert them into each other, the the bolt for the cable would fasten them together but would not need to bear any weight.