Children 4a

Published on September 23rd, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Learning Tower with BEKVÄM Stool


Materials: BEKVÄM

Description: I used to get up every morning and make breakfast with my toddler hanging on my legs, begging to be picked up. No more, ever since we hacked a BEKVÄM stool to make a DIY learning tower for her. Now, my toddler can reach the kitchen counter and cook alongside us.

First, we removed the top off the stool and attached four posts to it. And then we added the six side panels (see photos) and a dowel in the back to prevent her from falling out. The whole thing took us only an hour or so! We got all the wood cut by a worker at a home improvement store, so that helped. Last but not least, we gave it a coat of yellow spray paint and then it was ready to be used by an active toddler! More photos and instructions, including measurements, can be found at my blog.






I can’t take credit for this idea, though. I first saw it at here and got the measurements from here.

We plan to make another one for our second girl, who’s still a baby but will become a toddler soon. This is our favorite IKEA hack to date, because it’ll help us teach our girls the love of cooking starting at a young age!

See more of the learning tower.

~ Elisa

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The Author

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".

10 Responses to Learning Tower with BEKVÄM Stool

  1. Debbi Allred says:

    How can I buy one of these towers? Thanks

  2. Shelly Pollock says:

    How do I find the dimensions?

  3. Fzehra says:

    Hi ,ı am from turkey ,I want to have a learning tower for my child. But I don’t find it. I request you can say me what I have it…

  4. Kim says:

    Yes! I just got my stool and I’m making one for my daughter. She always wants to see what I’m doing at the counter and likes helping me stir things.

  5. Jonathan says:

    Why not just drill holes through the top step of two of these and then bolt them together?

  6. Sarah says:

    Any idea of the total cost of making one of theses learning towers?

  7. Rebekah says:

    I just thought I’d say… my daughter could literally be your daughter’s twin. It’s almost a little creepy just how much they look alike. Down to the facial and forehead structure and everything… The mountain of stark blonde crazy hair… all of it!

  8. Jackie Schulte says:

    How can I purchase one of these learning towers? Very interested in making one for sure for Christmas

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