Published on December 7th, 2006 | by Jules Yap


andrew’s daybed turned banquette

hack no. 2 from andrew, as promised. he took parts of an ikea hemnes daybed (can’t locate the link on ikea site) and turned it into a banquette! this has got to be the most ingenious hack i’ve received thus far.

stoic bunk bed turns into …
hemnes daybet

… sexy seating for two! wow!
hemnes hack

andrew says that “the frame is basically complete here. made it more sturdy than was necessary. head and foot board from the hemnes day bed were used to create the backs of the banquette.

i covered the frame by cutting up the main back piece from the hemnes daybed set. provides a nice uniform look. added some moulding around the bottom and covered the seats. some people have asked if the whole thing was bought in a kit!”

hemnes frame

hemnes frame2

if only!

andrew completed the look with an ikea docksta table – after trimming the table top from 40″ down to 30″ to fit the space perfectly.

simply cozy.
love it. love it. love it.

click here to view andrew’s flickr set and instructions.

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andrew’s tv bench turned floating desk
happy winners!

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13 Responses to andrew’s daybed turned banquette

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  2. Anonymous says:

    this is awesome.
    I wish you had avideo on this project.
    Absolutely ingenious

  3. Anonymous says:

    You’re amazing. :D I’m thinking of getting this daybed. Looks awesome as a bed and banquette.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Is it possible to remove just one side of the day bed? The wall on one side I’d really like removed to use as more of a corner bed. How could this be done?

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is fabulous & engenious! You’ve left me inspired to create!

  6. Anne says:

    Love the way it turned out. Fits perfectly with the rest of the house.

  7. furniture says:

    Wow! I love it… custom built furniture at a low, low retail price point — though I’m sure it took some time to piece together and get everything to fit “just right.”

  8. Anonymous says:

    I am having a problem with the docksta table I just bought-it is so wobbly-what should I do to make it sturdy?

  9. hoppman says:

    Here’s the link to hemnes on the swedish site:
    the article id is: 50080315

  10. Wow. Super nice.

    And did I mention that I think this is totally genius?

    Best part though is the flickr link with instructions – man, I wish my clients and everyone I worked with were as smart as this concept and perfect example of true information sharing.

    “Andrews's Daybed Turned Banquette” is also the first place winner in my soon to be annouced “Go Ahead, Make My Blog” awards.

    Again, good thinking!


    H. Michael Karshis

    That's Right!

  11. ikea lover says:

    awesome! love the colour scheme! great job!

  12. Daybed says:

    Ingenious indeed!

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