Published on December 10th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Applåd storage bed

Materials: Applåd faktum top cabinet for fridge and mdf

Description: Our daughter needed a new bed. To utilize the little space she has, we wanted a bed to go under her window. The problem was that her room is only 204 cm narrow. No bed available for that in full size. That’s when it hit me, lets make an Ikea hack.

First we bought three Applåd Faktum cabinets made for wall mounting above the fridge.

Size is 57 cm high, and 60 cm wide. Depth is also standard 60 cm. Total 180 cm wide. I made a frame to fill in the caps on both sides of the cabinets and fasten the mdf “bed bottom”.

Making the frame- had to find out where to cut the skirting
The skirting is cut to size. Also got help from the inspector to check that everything was up to ordered standard.
Cabinets and frame mounted to the wall and around the cabinets. Also note the beam so I could use to sheets of mdf.
Everything covered in mdf. Used wood screws. Preparing for painting in colour “cotton”

The bed is 90 cm deep, but the cabinets are just 60 cm deep. So I made the bottom out of two sheets of mdf. One is 60 cm wide, and the one in the back is 30 cm wide. I also drilled two holes for easy lifting with two fingers. This makes the room behind the cabinets available. We us it to store an extra mattress.

~ Markus, Tårnåsen, Norway

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9 Responses to Applåd storage bed

  1. Anonymous says:

    hahaha, inspector did a great job! :D

  2. Marcus,

    It was beautifully done. Very nice and simple yet very practical. I love it!

  3. miguel angel says:

    Me parece una gran idea para habitaciones pequeñas. Voy a proponérselo a un cliente mio, ahora mísmo.

  4. Hilde says:

    Kjempeflott! Great stuff, will copy :)

  5. Markus - Norway says:

    Thanks for the comments :) Its a standard size Ikea mattress on top. 200 x 90 x 12 cm.

  6. Anonymous says:

    That is fantastic! Is it a standard-sized mattress on top?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Wow, I’d love that bed! It just looks like it would be really, really cozy. Also, great idea for not loosing that extra storage space in the back.

  8. Wow! Such a neat finished piece of furniture that looks perfect in the room. Great work!

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