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Published on April 16th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


smart underbed storage

an impressive hack from bryan stuart, who tells me he loves hacking ikea.

“i made a storage bed made from an ikea dalselv bed frame. i cut the legs off the bed frame, attached some hinges and handles to what was left, built a box out of mdf, 2×2′s, pine trim and voila, a great storage solution.”

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making the storage bed base
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adding hinges
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the bed frame sits perfectly on the storage box
open sesame!
all made up_1
and the secret storage place again safetly concealed
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11 Responses to smart underbed storage

  1. Anonymous says:

    Is that a Siamese cat — would it be “Open Siamese?!” lol

    Nice Hack! I’ve thought about adding a “safety bar” (like when propping open the hood of a car) for when I get our new Alsarp; even with the pistons they include …

    :] JB

  2. Is it possible to get an instruction sheet for this hack..Love it…

  3. Anonymous says:

    the cat in 4th photo :D

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ikea Equivalent is the Sultan Alsarp:

    Your version looks a bit sturdier though, even if it might be a little riskier for sticking your head under it…

  5. Anonymous says:

    You can add hinges inside to make it safer nice hack!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I just saw the storage model in the store, but not on the site – it’s closer to $400 in price, but looked pretty great…
    It hinges at the headboard.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I would also like to know what ikea model the anonymous writer was talking about. The writer said there is an IKEA model already available with the storage for about $300. HP

  8. Jules says:

    what do you mean by ‘official’ ikea model? if you’re referring to this bed – it’s the dalselv.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone know what the ‘official’ ikea model is called? i can’t seem to find it on their website anymore…

  10. Anonymous says:

    Um, Ikea makes a storage bed just like this except it has a much safer ratchet-locking mechanism to make sure it doesn’t accidentally crash down on you as you’ve got your head in it. It costs about $300 for a queen size bed.

  11. Anonymous says:

    This is fantastic! I have 2 of these beds and I would love to do this to both!


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