BEFORE: IKEA's Tromso bunk bed frame.
Geekdad (of Wired Magazine's online blog network) needed to create a unique space for his two boys to share. Working with a limited budget, the end product needed to be space-saving and fun.
If we were to buy new beds for them, most of the budget would be gone right away, so we decided to do our best to recycle what we had.
See AFTER pics below the jump...
The hacking part came in when we cut through the bunk-bed frame (nice, easy-to-hacksaw aluminum), and re-used both side-railings of the upper bunk, and three of the end-railings for safety.
The project took 2-4 adults two weekends to complete. Great re-use of furniture and smart way to *create* additional square footage. See more pics here.
(via IKEA Hacker)