Bedroom 8

Published on September 12th, 2013 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Bed Frame with Lots of Storage





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Materials: 2 Malm 6-Drawer Dressers, 2 Malm 2-drawer chests, two boxes built out of MDF measuring 16x9x19 inches, 1 Sultan Luroy Bed Slats (Full size), 1 Full size mattress

Description: My girlfriend recently moved into a New York City apartment, and our bedroom is very small. There is no closet, and our spacing options were limited because of a radiator, the entrance, and a door to the bathroom. We both needed chests of drawers and night stands, but didn’t want to sacrifice all of our free space. This is what we came up with to save space – we turned our dressers and night stands into our bed frame. By maximizing our space vertically, we now easily fit all of our stuf f into our bedroom, and also have a very comfortable sleeping arrangement. Plus, we also have a storage space under the mattress between the chests of drawers. Aside from the little hop that it takes to get into bed, this is the ideal set up.

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Directions:
The combined length of a malm 6-drawer dresser, lined up with a malm 2-drawer chest matches perfectly with the length of a full size mattress. Just build the box out of MDF to the dimensions specified above (to lift up the 2-drawer chest to the height of the dresser) and you’re more than half way there.

Lay the slats across the dressers so that the space in the middle is covered. They lay your mattress over the slats. I bolted some of the slats (every third one)down to the dresser so they would not slide around

Screw it all together. The dressers to the MDF boxes, and the dressers to the night stands.

I built a head board and attached it too, but this is a different project and doesn’t involve ikea products. Still, if this is something you are interested in, you should bolt it down under the slats.

~ Michael, New York City

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7 Responses to Bed Frame with Lots of Storage

  1. Wouter says:

    If you don’t want a bed with that height, it is possible to do it with 5 Malm 2-drawer chests at each side.
    A Malm 2-drawer chests is 40cm wide, a Malm -drawer chests is 160cm wide. Easy math!
    I think it is a little more expensive but not that much! Enjoy

  2. Majeral says:

    wow you need to move out west we got lots of space! lol Is that single bed size? I love the storage.

  3. Brian says:

    What a great idea for my studio apartment. This would help me in multiple ways: A) Sleeping – obviously, B) Storage – obviously and C) it would make me want to work harder so i’m not sharing a bed with my closet :)

    Also, not sure how the ladies will feel about it, or how comfortable it is, but for the time being i may not have any better or more economical options. My big problem would be the headboard since i’m not creative like you, maybe i can just use the brick wall as a headboard…

  4. JJ says:

    This is a fantastic hack! I was wondering, though, how well the bed holds up with other nighttime activities, e.g. is it love-proof?

  5. Cool idea! Works well when you’re in dire need of storage! Perhaps a step stool for getting in and out of bed?

  6. pan says:

    looks like the dummy box one makes to match the size of the dressers, could be built as a pull out step up

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