Published on March 4th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Hensvik Reading Nook

Materials: Hensvik cot

Description: 1. Remove 1 side of cot
2. Use a saw : saw one rod at a time down the middle – then you can easily wiggle it out of the hole – this means no need for sanding.
3. Replace the bottom beam back to the cot – you need it for support. You can dispose of the remaining beam and all the cut rods.
4. Replace the mattress, and you still can use the fitted sheet.
5. Cover with some blankets & pillows .
6. Voila! A comfy space for your little one to read their favorite books !

~ Carla Matthews, Singapore

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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".

4 Responses to Hensvik Reading Nook

  1. D.P. says:

    You don’t need to saw anything on this. Just take the bed apart and remove the front piece. You can do this to any crib from any manufacturer to transition it to a toddler bed.

  2. steve says:

    what a great idea. my son is about to grow out of his cot and go into a single bed – guess what his cot will now become!

  3. Laurel says:

    sweet as can be — lovely hack!

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