Dad Saves Tons of Money On DIY Kids Beds

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This Dad builds incredible beds for his kids saving a lot of money! You won't believe how amazing the result is. Easier to do DIY toddler bed than you think.

Instead of buying a very expensive traditional bed from IKEA, we have decided to build something adorable which will save us lots of money.

We’ve chosen the materials, mainly dry beams 3,5 / 4,5 cm аnd bought them from a popular timber company.

We processed the material with a smear (with UV protection, wood protection, and color), then varnished the wood, and finally trimmed it using a hand saw.

The necessary tools for the assembling are a screwdriver, drill 3 mm, wood screws 4x60 mm, 5x80 mm, clamps, colored yarn for decoration.

The assemblies have been fixed with angular and simple claws, then with the drill, and then screw the screws (so that the wood does not burst).

We mounted an additional 2/3 girdle interior fitting to lay the mattress frames (pre-purchased).

We used double-sided mattresses with dimensions 80/180 cm.

On the feet, we put extra pads so that the floor cover is not gouged.

The roof was decorated with a colorful yarn, roughly coiled, suitable for a girl and a boy.

Now we have great beds for our beautiful kids and saved a lot of money!

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  • So the only thing holding them together is screws? How long are they?

    • CecileH
      on Sep 9, 2019

      If you have put together the furniture from IKEA they pretty much use screws and peg fittings! He drilled pilot holes as said in the description before screwing the screws so it should hold quite well for kids even older than what the photos show!

  • Cheri Tanner
    Cheri Tanner
    on Sep 4, 2018

    What kind of wood protection did you use? What about splinters? Your kids are lucky! How many children can say that my Dad built my bed? Very creative! Love the work you did!

  • Michelle Pearl Mobley
    Michelle Pearl Mobley
    on Sep 10, 2020

    How much fun is it to change the sheets?

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