HOW TO BUILD A LOFT! Before you know it, your platform is done. You’d never know from the finished photo, that this is a simple box on four posts. My mom saw it in person this last weekend, and thought it was built into the walls. The beauty of this plan is that it disguises well with the curtains that Ashley made, for this space to double as an alcove/play area. Also, when we decide to move, if we move it with us, the only thing we have to do is dissassemble it just like any old Ikea bed.