We have 2 children sharing a room. My youngest had a twin captain’s bed without a headboard. Her pillows kept falling off the bed at night. Because of the way the room is laid out, a traditional twin headboard would have been impeded by the window ledge and would have pushed the bed farther out into the room and created useless space behind the headboard.
We realized the KALLAX unit would fit perfectly, but if we had simply put the KALLAX on the floor behind the bed we would have lost the use of 4 of the cubicles. Hence, the idea was to raise it up – which created additional storage underneath. It’s perfect for scooter storage or anything else small.
We already had the KALLAX unit, so we spent 40 dollars on the legs, 6 dollars on the plywood, and 2 dollars for the brackets.
We were worried about leveling the legs on our uneven floors but they stayed very sturdy. I love how it looks in the room, it makes her bed look finished, and it still has tons of storage which is necessary in a small apartment.
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