Published on November 16th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


KURA Bunk Bed


Materials: 2x KURA Reversible bed, Allen wrench, screw diver and drill.

Description: We wanted to upgrade our KURA Reversible bed into a bunk bed, so our littlest(3) could sleep underneath and we could still help our oldest(6) into bed when he is sick or already asleep.

We decided we would just buy a second KURA and use its parts to convert ours into a bunk that looked like stock and not like crap.

Parts used from second set. Corner legs with most holes. Rails with cutout for panels. Panels.

Everything fit pretty mush as expected. The lower bunk upper rail that goes into the ladder required a bit of drilling. This piece mounts upside down and would be offset by an inch. So drilling it open a bit allowed to use the link that connects it to the ladder railing.

Also, since this rail is upside down (to hold panel) a hole on the opposite end coner leg was added so we could use the mounting bolt for it.

Other then that, it was pretty straight forward.
Looks like it was meant to be like this and didn’t take us long to modify.

~ AL, Chicago

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5 Responses to KURA Bunk Bed

  1. Chris says:

    How sturdy is this kit? I ask because I was thinking of getting it for my kids,8 yo boy on top and 2 yo daughter on the bottom. My only worry is I’ve used some ikea stuff in the past that has me worried that I’ll wake up one day and find my daughter crushed because the top bunk fell on her. Can you put my mind to rest?

  2. Tommie says:

    What matress did you use? I can’t find the suggested one on their website.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I am thinking to add legs just long enough to be able to slide the Pssylingar kids underbed storage box underneath – so 15-16cm long legs. No need to waste possible storage space. :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    We just chucked another mattress on the floor within the bed frame and our girls take turns sharing the top bunk

  5. Anonymous says:

    I like it – very clean! The only thing I would change is add short corner posts so its at least 2-3 inches off the floor. That way the mattress gets some more ventilation and its not a dust/mildew magnet. But at least yours is better than that of the person who commented above suggesting the mattress be placed directly on the floor without even slats!

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