Published on November 9th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker9
Materials: Noresund, lumber
Description: The Noresund footboard was a bit too tall for our smallish bedroom, so we decided to remove it. Since the Noresund is a standalone bed structure (i.e. the sideboards rest on the footboard) we couldn’t simply remove the footboard and call it done.
We had to build a new footboard entirely. Thankfully we still have wood left for projects like this one. We (well, my husband Andoni) used a 2×4 and a 2×8 for the new footboard, plus three metal pieces (one for each side and one for the middle) so the sideboards/rest of the bed’s structure rest on those.
I thought about painting it black, but 1) No one’s ever going to see it and 2) It’s not like they’re really going to match, so why bother?
We simply wanted to get rid of the footboard without cutting it up in case we ever get a bigger bedroom or want to sell the bed, but without having to spend any money on this project.
So, mission accomplished, I think. And just in case you’re wondering why I really wanted to get rid of the footboard, there’s a picture that might help explain it better (when the drawers are open the space is tight).
See more of the Noresund footboard.
~ Ainhoa Vega, Urduliz, Spain