Published on April 5th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Ikea Toddler Bunk Beds

Materials: Kritter Toddler Bed

Description: Running out of space in our kids room that they share. We converted two Ikea Kritter Beds into one bunk bed. Built frames to support the upper bunk. Used existing hardware. Added rails for extra support and safety. Built a ladder. Cost was under $40.

~ Ben Pedersen

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12 Responses to Ikea Toddler Bunk Beds

  1. Olaf Olaf says:

    Thanks for the inspiration to attack my own toddler bunk bed hack! I took into consideration your design here and the comments from others in my final work (also posted here on IKEA Hackers).

  2. savonarola says:

    It looks reasonably safe with the additional frame – the oy thing id say is to make sure it doesbt fall over . You could attach it to a wall with aong screw or a chain.
    And for commenters – its not always abt the mo ey – there are no bunk toddler beds – o ly full size 190cm min, and not all have that space.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wow. This is not safe at all. This has to be a joke. No parent in their right mind would jeopardize their child’s safety like this to save a few bucks. Buy a real bunk bed!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Don’t look safe and stable.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Doesn’t look safe. It’s not a good idea to alter bunk beds, especially when a child is concerned.

  6. Anonymous says:

    My thoughts exactly :)

  7. Anonymous says:

    There’s so much room for activities!

  8. Alexis Marlons says:

    This is one cute bunk beds. But I guess I won’t be able to sleep knowing that my toddlers will keep on climbing up and down that stairs.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Please make support bowls stronger. And also inside of the bed frame.

  10. Michela says:

    I think it’s not really safe.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Why didn’t you put the support under the legs of the top bed? Are those bolts/screws just going into the soft wood? I’d keep a close eye on this. And the rail needs to be extended. If you look at bunks, their opening is much smaller and they are intended for much older kids. And it seems really unfair the upper bunk kid gets all the kritter cuteness.

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