So if you're like me and stuck with a small apartment space, have I got a project for you. My apartment is around 51sq.m or about 550sq.f, which was a lot when I was 19 and didn't own anything, but times have changed and I needed somewhere to store my pirate trunk, and milk crates of stuff that I should have thrown out long ago.
What to do?
I was in Ikea helping a friend buy some stuff for his new apartment when I saw the greatest invention since cheese and gravy hit french fries. I'm talking about the kids bunk bed of course, I had a plan formulated before my friend could say "I don't really think that's a good idea".
After a brief sketch on a post it note on the way home, I had devised a plan for my own elevated bed.
A quick safety reminder folks, power tools are dangerous, and you should probably wear some equipment that protects your eyeballs, and hands. Depending how much you get into it, possibly your junk too.
Enough talk! Let's build!
Step 1: The Masterplan
Ok so this isn't the sketch I did on the ride home from Ikea, I powered this one off at work, but it gives you an idea of what I was thinking.
The idea is that the legs protrude about 15-20cm (6"-8") over the portion that the box spring rests on so that it keeps the mattress from slipping off the frame. The sketch obviously only shows a portion of the bed, with the front legs removed for clarity. All for corners are done the same.
Let's go get some wood!