The revisions that I have made:
- Increased the height to approximately 20" from the top of the mattress to the floor
- Upholstered the headboard
- Painted the unfinished frame
- Added a custom made removable bed skirt
Level of Difficulty
I found this project to be very rewarding as it involves a few skills; Woodworking and sewing mainly. I have never really upholstered anything before, so it was very fun to work with new materials and experience new challenges. If i had to give this a rating, I would give it a 7 out of 10. That might drop a bit if you sew frequently and have a similar level of woodworking knowledge.
The total cost of the project is approximately $200 (not including the mattress)
I strongly recommend that you take on this project if you already have a RYKENE bed and you want to make it look a little more grown-up.
Please read and understand the owner's/safety manual of all your tools before using them. Some guards and safety devices were removed for the making of this instructable, I DO NOT recommend you remove any safety devices or guides from your tools. Safety comes first. Never put yourself in danger.
Note: I believe that this bed was previously named DALSELV
Step 1: Materials
- 2"x4"x8' pine - [1 piece] $10 approx.
- 2.5" #8 screws - [12 pieces] $0.50
- Utility Shelf Brackets (3"x5" approx) [4 pieces] $2/each approx.
- Black Paint and Primer in One [less than 1 quart]
- Fabric for the skirt - $6 [3 meters]
- Fabric for the headboard - $8 [1.5 meters]
- 1/2" velcro, black - $15 [5 meters]
- Foam mattress pad, full/double size -$15 [1 piece] *thanks to jessandstavro for this tip
- Flat Bed Sheet - [1 piece] $8 I used this to cover the back of the headboard,
- Chalk (Fabric Chalk is best, but I didn't have any and was able to do with regular chalk)