I wanted a loft bed, but still loved my ‘old’ 160 x 200cm IKEA mattress. Then, my boyfriend suggested getting two second hand IKEA loft beds and making it into one. You have the option to choose the 2 wooden slatted bed bases like I did with a 180 x 200cm mattress.
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2 pipe strap clamps and 4 x 10 cm long wall plugs and matching screws. (optional 2 blocks of wood in case of space between the wall and the bed)
Attach the sides to the two support beams and add the guardrail without the opening for the ladder, all as instructed. But the difference is that this time you put in the side with the guardrail that had the opening for the ladder. Put in your metal bed bases and ladder as per the original instructions. Add the wooden bed base of you choose that option. Add your mattress now or if you want to attach it to the wall for extra support, do that first. Setting up the SVARTA double loft bed took me about an afternoon, together with my boyfriend.
The height under the double loft bed is just 145 cm so you can not stand, but you can sit or store stuff under it. And check the height of your ceiling, it stands at almost 190 cm at the highest point but you would not want to have too little space to sit up. Also this beast of a bed takes 198×208 cm floor space excluding the ladder.
Meaning, you can always turn them back into two regular IKEA SVARTA loft beds. I absolutely love the bed and with it being attached to the wall it is verry sturdy.