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Published on October 22nd, 2007 | by Jules Yap


one bunk bed into 2 and a bench to boot



one of the wonderful things about ikea hacking is how furniture is repurposed and made useful again. that is especially true with children’s furniture.

so i love how rob turned the mydal bunk bed into single bed and even used up the redundant ladder.

rob says, “i turned a mydal bunk bed into two single beds and a kids bench. i removed the top bed, which i then attached to the walls of the room.
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i didn’t need the header, footer and ladder. instead i used those remaining parts to make a kids bench.


the header and footer of the bed became the seat (with a little modification to the spacing). the ladder made the armrests and legs. i could reuse some of the original screws, and needed about 16 more (size 4x40mm) to complete the armrests.

that makes two beds and a bench for 70 euro ($129).”

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5 Responses to one bunk bed into 2 and a bench to boot

  1. Anonymous says:

    I know it’s three years later and all but I need to do exactly this. (minus the bench) Did you have to make cuts or did you just rearrange existing parts? Any details on how to do this would be much appreciated.

  2. julie anne says:

    t good if your kids is always on fighting…but it can be cramped to your house..but it can be solution if your kids become teenager.

  3. Sophia Rose says:

    I was wondering.. do you still have the paper with the list of screws and such needed to make the bunk bed? Or do you know of some place I could find the list?

    I’m trying to put together one of the bunks again and I realized someone threw all the screw away. Smart, huh?

  4. Maria says:

    It’s just what I need! Could you something else with the header and footer of the other single bed?

  5. Anonymous says:

    That bench looks great! Good job.

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