This hack requires a very inexpensive twin Fjellse Ikea bed frame, paint, and free branches from the great outdoors.

Step 1: Materials and Tools


1. Twin Fjellse Bed Frame

2. Branches- around 5/8 inch - 1 inch thick

3. Latex Paint- in various colors of your choosing. Satin finish or higher gloss finishes work well for furniture.

4. Bare Wood Primer

5. Clear Coat Spray Paint

6. Sandpaper- coarse

7. Tack Cloth

8. Wood Glue

9. Aluminum Foil

10. A scrap of fabric, decorative rope, or beads


1. Paint Brushes- I used a synthetic 1 inch, 1.5 inch, and 2 inch brush. I also used a very small brush for touch ups.

2. Handsaw

3. Surform

4. Glue Gun

<p>Lovely! Creativity is a sing of intelligence they say. <br>That is why I love IKEA's flat pack furniture. Assembly is an art I would say!<br>Nice result you got there.<br>cheers<br></p>
<p>Lovely! I've been wondering what to do with my stick collection!</p>
<p>Wow, thanks for the step by step</p>
This is so pretty! So pretty!
<p>This design is not suitable for children.</p><p>The<a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=84af8235450ca7374f82e9b7d7b2b36c&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title16/16cfr1213_main_02.tpl" rel="nofollow"> Code of Federal Regulations</a> Chapter II, Sub-chapter B, Part 1213</p><p>Describes the danger of head entrapment.</p><p><strong>I would avoid this design if there are young children in the house.</strong></p><p></p>
<p>You could also attach a sheet of plywood behind it (wall side) painted in a contrasting color to avoid the head entrapment. This would add strength.</p><p>It look super cool. I'm going to show it to my daughter as we are remodeling her bedroom.</p><p>Great job!</p>
<p>Adding more branches closer together could fix this problem if have young children in your household or maybe keeping the headboard flush against a wall. </p>
<p>Very attractive! </p><p>An unclamped wood bond is not very strong however; I foresee a problem with the branches coming loose if you're not using a fastener, but this would still work well in a guest room.</p>
<p>if you drill a big hole( big enough for the head of the screw, 8 mm for example) and drill a hole( like 4 mm or so) into the center of the big hole into the middle of the branch, then you could put in a screw and cover it with a home made plug, made of a wooden rod( the same size as the big hole)...</p>
<p>Very helpful! The branches are in there pretty well, though. I think they look less sturdy than they are, that's the comment that people who have checked it out in person have given me. </p>
<p>Very nicely done!</p><p>Great ible!</p><p>Congrats!</p>
I love this! I'm defiantly gonna try this
Nice. New favorite.
very nice..looks beautiful..if the branches were thicker or more densed..it would b more nice
<p>Nice idea! Turned out great.</p>
<p>Omg this is awesome!! I have to try this. You definitely deserve to win. Great job!</p>
<p>So good! You did a great job selecting colors too! Thanks for sharing your project.</p>

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