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We have a small house and our kids currently share a bedroom. We needed more storage space without adding more furniture to an already small room. This bunk bed with storage hack, from start to finish, was all accomplished in one day (approx. 5-6hrs).

I can’t believe IKEA doesn’t already make the KURA bunk bed this way. It seems there are so many people looking for something like this and they are so close with this bed. I like that the bottom bed is an actual bed frame and not just a mattress on the floor and of course, the under bed storage is a great addition to any small room.

IKEA items used:

IKEA KURA reversible bed

Photo: IKEA.com

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Steps to hacking a KURA bunk bed with storage

Purchase 2 IKEA KURA Bunk Beds. We bought used.

Hacking the KURA into a bunk bed with storage

Cut the long corner legs and build the lower bed/support.

Hacking the KURA into a bunk bed with storage Hacking the KURA into a bunk bed with storage

Use nuts and bolts to secure bed slats that didn’t have the included IKEA plastic hardware.

Hacking the KURA into a bunk bed with storage

Attach metal brackets to secure the full KURA top bunk to the base bed.

Hacking the KURA into a bunk bed with storage

Lift the full KURA bunk bed on top of the hacked KURA base bed.

Hacking the KURA into a bunk bed with storage

Secure the bunk in place with the brackets and additional screws.

Hacking the KURA into a bunk bed with storage

Assemble the MALM Under Bed Drawers.

Hacking the KURA into a bunk bed with storage

Insert them under the lower bunk and you’re done.Hacking the KURA into a bunk bed with storage

The hardest parts were making sure the cuts on the legs were the correct length and making sure to secure the bunk to the base. The long front piece of wood could use a support beam.

One thing that I might still do is add a support beam in between the MALM drawers to support the base bed. Since you are removing the lower piece of wood to accommodate the under bed drawers.

~ by Gani