What can you make from IKEA's most utilitarian offering, you ask? Well what can't you make? The SULTAN LADE bed slats are a $10 take home add-on that make IKEA's platform beds feasible without a boxspring, but they're also simply just a bunch of raw pieces of lumber stapled together to a polyester cord.
Wall-Hanging Organizers for Every Room
Above and at top, a series of similar projects from I Designer: A strip of IKEA bed slats are mounted to the wall and then fitted with hooks and hanging baskets to organize your life in the office, entryway, bathroom or kitchen.
A Kids' Picnic Table
Pry the staples off each piece and use the small-ish pieces of wood to build a pint-sized picnic table from scratch, using this tutorial from Instructables.
An Outdoor Planter Box
The Artful Thrifter took the bed slat lumber and made a planter for the patio.
A Coffee Table
On IKEA Hackers, the slats were stained and built into a coffee table that doubles as a storage trunk.
A Headboard for the Bed
This idea comes straight from IKEA itself: Mount the strip of bed slats vertically to other long pieces of wood and paint the whole thing to create a colorful and crazy affordable headboard.
Re-edited from a post originally published 5.17.16-NT