Ikea hack platform bed
Ikea Hack Platform Bed made with ikea Kura beds and birch ply
I’ve used three Kura beds. The tops have been cut off.
I drilled into the frame to make the screws flush so that I can place the frames together.
I reinforced the frames with upright supports using the leftover wood (from the top part). I used zinc brackets to screw on the wood underneath.
I then created the top with birch ply which I screwed onto the frame.
- Every piece of furniture needs at least two functions
- Zero clutter in the bedroom
It turns out
- that it’s now quicker for me to learn a trade than wait for a tradesman
- that it’s cheaper too. Quote was £2500 to build a platform bed (not incl VAT).
- that people don’t value wood. People were tying to chuck this stuff out. It’s basically three Ikea children’s bunk beds which I hacked together into a solid frame. Acquired them for £20 in total. And yet …
- that birch ply (the top part) has doubled and then doubled again in recent months
- that the birch ply I bought is now an illegal product (the sustainable stuff is imported from Russia so it’s now banned!)
Now that I’ve finished the bed, I can get back to editing our eBooklet: Escaping the Dopaminferno – a digital declutter and dopamine detox.