Open the first STORÅ loft bed packages. Next, I cut the 4 bed legs into the desired length. (Our weekend house has only 240cm ceiling height, IKEA suggest min. 270cm). Note: This step is only needed if your ceiling height is less than 270cm.
In order to achieve maximum accuracy, we used a mitre saw. I cut 10cm, but my recommendation would be 20-25cm for more head room at the top bunk.
Start to build the bed, but instead of using the lower slat, use the other sides upper part (see picture).
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