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Published on March 29th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Kura Princess Bed

Materials: Kura bed, Tounge and Groove Cladding, Decorative mouldings, MDF, Joist Hangers

Description: Daughter wanted a princess bed so after seeing some other Kura hack, the “Geek with power tools” thought lets go.

Got the bed frame off eBay and then proceeded as follows :

!!SAND EVERYTHING before you build it.!!

#1 Build the frame with only the 3 NON ladder corners.

#2 Take the two bed lengths post and fix in place where the ladder would go. These act as the ladder and support for the floating side of the bed.

#3 Measure and fix 6 joist hangers on the wall where the long side will sit, and 4 for the head end of the bed.

#4 Lift the bed onto the joist hangers and tweak your levels.

#5 connect the post now sticking into the air with 45mm / 45mm timbers.

#6 Construct the roof by adding 45 degree timbers mitred into a rail on the wall.

#7 Clad the roof

#8 Clad the side panels using T&G and fixing with GRIP fill and clamps.

#9 Add mouldings around the exposed frames.

#10 Paint and stand back to admire :-)

~ Matt Williams, United Kingdom

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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".

3 Responses to Kura Princess Bed

  1. Palco HVAC says:

    This is a little over the top, but it is every daughter’s fantasy!

  2. Good Morning says:

    This is so beautiful. I really liked it. Thanks for publishing such creative ideas year after year tirelessly.

  3. Alexis Marlons says:

    This is lovely and perfect for my little princess.

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