IKEA Hack FTW: Dad Builds the ‘Most Awesome Kids Bed’

February 25, 2021

Hands up if you have browsed Pinterest boards for hours, only to scoff at the sheer amount of work involved. They say that it’s best to start small and learn basic skills and improve upon them. Yet for some of us, following simple assembly instructions can be a huge headache. Have you heard of an IKEA hack? That’s what this amazing dad made for his son and created an amazing IKEA bed hack.

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He put together the most epic big boy bed ever for his son, who was reluctant to give up his convertible toddler bed. Dr Eric Strong created his own IKEA hack (yes, that’s a thing). With some masterful furniture assembly, he incorporated tree different pieces of furniture into what’s every kid’s dream playhouse.


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He started with the classic KURA loft bed and combined it with a TROFAST storage unit. The storage unit became the support for the slide (!) and the wall of a hidden clubhouse!

Finally, the small BESTA shelving unit is a secret book-pull activated secret entryway. He also installed some colour-changing lights for the ultimate sleepover party atmosphere. A mini ball run with a crane and pulley completes the IKEA hack.

But never mind the little ones. Any adult would be happy to trade in their grown up beds for one of these. Everyone in our office agreed, anyway! #PeanutButterandJealous

Have an IKEA hack in mind but short on time? Check out this article for 5 Great Reasons to Hire a Pro for Your Flat Pack Assembly.

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Uploaded in August 2014, the video went viral recently when someone shared it on Reddit. By now it has 2.9 million views and still counting!

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It is important to remember that this cost will likely vary based on the scope and complexity of the project. So, to find out the exact cost of your project is best to describe it in full when you speak with your professional.

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Flat pack furniture is one of the most popular types of furniture. It typically comes disassembled and in a box. You are then responsible for putting it together before you can use it. Usually, a box of flat pack furniture also contains the tools and screws you need to piece the array of furniture components together.

Flat pack furniture is commonly sold at furniture stores such as IKEA although IKEA certainly isn’t the only place to buy flat pack furniture. Many other furniture stores and even home decor boutiques also sell flat pack furniture. So, if you are looking to furnish your room it is worth looking into several options.

If you are stumped on which piece would fit best in your living space then you could even contact your flat pack furniture assembler ahead of time to ask for their advice.

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You simply can’t beat a professional when it comes to their experience with flatpack assembly.

Many experienced professionals have even built the same piece of furniture several times over. Even if they haven’t tackled your exact flat pack item, chances are high that they have assembled something similar.

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