Marie-Claude shares her reading nook bench made from 4 IKEA KALLAX units. An easy DIY with a bit of sewing involved. (Unless you hate sewing. In such a case, there’s Etsy.)
It can even work as a daybed for a little guest.
Read on for Marie-Claude & Jean-François’ simple tutorial.
IKEA items used:
2 KALLAX shelving units (2×4) — as bookshelves 2 KALLAX shelving units (1×4) — to form the bench Drawer inserts for KALLAX Door inserts for KALLAX DRÖNA boxes
Foam and fabric to make the cushions Plywood board Hardware to fix together the KALLAX
How to hack a reading nook bench with storage
Assemble all the KALLAX units.
Place them together on the floor, with the two 1×4 KALLAX units between the two 2×4 KALLAX bookcases in upright position
Optional but you can fix all of the units together with different pieces of hardware — L-brackets or straight metal braces and screws. You can also use anything else you see fit to secure the units together.