Published on June 1st, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Loft Bed/Workstation

Materials: MATERIALS: FJELLDAL Loft Bed, VIKA KAJ Table Leg, Solid Birch Door, slim pine board. TOOLS: Table saw, handsaw, wood screws, a few small nails

Description: I did this like 4 years ago and didn’t realize this wonderful site even existed. Anyhow, it was really simple and cheap so I thought I’d dig up some photos and share it.

We wanted a small wokstation in my son’s room, and this seemed like a no-brainer.

I went to the lumber store looking for some kind of countertop – everything was coming in > $200 – so I ended up coming home with a $65 solid-core birch door – which fit perfectly and matched the birch finish on the bed. Ripped the door to my desired width (I chose a pretty slim 20″) on my neighbor’s table saw, and cut out the corners with a handsaw. I tacked a small piece of pine that was about 1/4″ wider than the desktop width to the backside of the desktop (you know, to keep things from rolling off). A little sanding, and a clearcoat finish on it and it was done.

I added the table leg to prevent warping, although I think it was probably total overkill.

Bonus: I ripped another 6″ wide section of the door, finished it, and attached it along the bottom with a few wood screws for an attractive cord-hider – turned out very clean.

~ John, San Francisco

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

One Response to Loft Bed/Workstation

  1. karma says:

    Great post! I like your blog. It has very interesting ideas

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