Friday, 18 May 2012
Godmorgon sink basin stands turn into a bed
Materials: Godmorgon sink basin stands,scrap wood, screws, your old bed parts (if desired)
Description: I found a stack of Godmorgon sink basin stand for dirt cheap on clearance in the Ikea As-Is section, so I filled up my little car with as many as I could fit (twice). The Godmorgon basin stands are good quality, and have very nice soft-closing drawers with extra dividers to go inside them.
My first project was to turn three of them into a new bed. We live an apartment that is seriously lacking in storage, so we want all of the drawers we can get. I've always thought hidden under-bed storage was a great use of space, so I got to measuring and discovered that an arrangement of three of the basin stands fit perfectly under our double bed.
First, I assembled the three stands as per the instructions, including the optional wall mounts.
I wasn't sure if the stands would safely support the weight of the bed and two adults, so I then used a couple of scrap 2x4's laying around to attach to the wall mounts at the correct height for the bed boards to rest on.
I also attached the side rails from our old bed to the sides of the stands with screws to keep the boards and mattress from sliding sideways.
Now we have a great looking bed with lots of practical storage!
~ Dan, Adelaide, Australia