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How to Add a Trundle to an IKEA KURA Bed: Parts List

This post is part of a tutorial on turning an IKEA KURA loft bed into a bunk bed over a trundle. For the other pages in this series, go to the Introduction and DisclaimerPrepping the WoodPart 1 of AssemblyPart 2 of AssemblyCross Bracing, and Attaching the Beds.

Parts list for the IKEA KURA trundle bed conversion:

(All boards are listed according to nominal sizes unless otherwise noted)

  • six 37-3/4" lengths for bed slats
  • one 62-1/4" for the front of the bed
2x2 (these should measure 1-1/2" x 1-1/2", so double check because not all do)
  • four 11-1/2" lengths for bed legs*
  • one 7-1/2" length for middle support*
  • three 75-1/8" slat support/floor brace
  • four 38-1/4" bed end braces
  • two 38ish" for cross braces (to be cut to exact size later)
  • two 48ish" for cross braces (to be cut to exact size later)

  • ~sixty 3-inch deck screws
  • eight 2-inch deck screws
  • one 3-1/2 to 4 inch deck screw
  • Staples

  • Table Saw
  • Miter Saw (for cross braces--optional)
  • Electric Drill
  • Countersink Drill Bit
  • Pocket Hole Jig/Bit (optional; we didn't use one, but it may have come in handy)
  • Sander (belt sander, palm sander, sanding block, etc.)
  • Staple Gun
  • Clamps
  • Carpenter Square

  • IKEA KURA Loft Bed
  • Two nylon straps, each approximately 78 inches in length
  • Two door pull handles for easier loft access (we used these; optional)
  • Paint (optional)
  • IKEA VIKARE Guard Rail (optional)

*This bed leg height allows for a trundle+mattress height of up to 9-3/4". You can adjust the bed leg length as necessary to get your own desired trundle clearance. If you raise the bed height beyond what is provided in these plans, you may need to increase the length of the cross braces as well.

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