Insanely Creative Things People Have Made from IKEA Bed Slats

updated May 3, 2019
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
Post Image
(Image credit: I Designer)

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.

(Image credit: I Designer)

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.

(Image credit: Instructables)

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.

(Image credit: The Artful Thrifter)

An Outdoor Planter Box

The Artful Thrifter took the bed slat lumber and made a planter for the patio.

(Image credit: IKEA Hackers)

A Coffee Table

On IKEA Hackers, the slats were stained and built into a coffee table that doubles as a storage trunk.

(Image credit: IKEA Family )

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