Hackers Help

Published on September 6th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Hacker help: Any ideas for the KURA tent?

Photo: IKEA.com

Materials: Kura Bed tent

Description: I have the Kura bed, but don’t what to use the tent, because I want to put some shelves to the walls. What else can I do with the tent?

~ Maija K., Finland

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13 Responses to Hacker help: Any ideas for the KURA tent?

  1. Elaine says:

    I’ve seen this used as a cubby house by making a box of sorts and clipping this to the outside of the box.

  2. Sarah says:

    Hackers: do you think you could use this tent on a non-ikea twin bed? Is there any way to connect the clamps to something else?

  3. Debbie Johnston says:

    I made a conestoga cover for a large garden wagon. The fabric and tent poles worked/ fit perfectly. I had to re-engineer the side clamps a bit to make them secure. The kids used it in a pioneer day parade.The wagon had a steel mesh deck. Item#60359 steel mesh deck wagon from Harbor Frieght Tools.

  4. Paula says:

    Can it be used over another ikea bed? I am about to buy my son an ikea bed (not the kura) but I really like the tent

  5. We just bought something similar for a shade cover for our sailboat. So my first thought was a beach/outdoor shade for people. Next idea was a protection for vegetables and new seedlings. Third idea was attach it to a wagon to make an old west wagon for kids to be pulled around in.

  6. Maisku says:

    Thanks for great ideas! Maybe I`ll be making that animal corral (or something else you recommended :) . My daughter has so much of those stuffed animals.


  7. Anonymous says:

    Put it vertical, add a clothes rail across the two posts, a toy chest/box/basket on the floor, and fill it with dress-up stuff! Costumes, cheap accessories, pieces of fabric, old shoes… kids always love fancy dress!

  8. Unknown says:

    It could be a nice roof for a tree house if the children want to play when the weather isn’t good.

    If you remove the fabric (or whatever material it is) and put transparent foil on it, it could be used for a hotbed

  9. Me says:

    I don’t know what its made of, but if it has a precurved support (half circle and not a flexible pipe that bends into a half circle), you could try this.

    Cut it in half so that you have a quarter circle. Mount that to one side of the bed. The other side, you can either fill with a straight tube or simple tack it on to the wall (you’ll have to shorten the fabric by either folding it or cutting it. That will allow you to use the tent, but you still have a wall mounted shelf.

    The shelf can be mounted on the wall, but extend out so as to allow tall items to be placed as well. Check the attached image.


    Hope you like it and hope it works out if you choose to use it.


  10. Britte says:

    Attach it to the wall for some toy storage

  11. Unknown says:

    Turn it upside down and make it a stuffed animal corral. Take it off its mounting completely to make a puppet show stage. I second the vote on it being a fort or tent in the living room. Attach it to the ceiling of a closet for extra pillow storage..


  12. Chloe says:

    My kids get theirs out for fort making in the living room, but we keep it put away most of the time.

  13. Bradley says:

    I bet that could make a pretty nice “sling chair” if were inverted and braced. Kind of like a rigid hammock that sits on the floor.

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