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How To: Build a "Bed Bridge" Bookcase Using IKEA Bookcases

Bed Bridge Primary
Image: Handy Dad TV

Chris Heider, the handy dad behind the very popular YouTube video showing how he made a platform bed with storage using IKEA kitchen cabinets is at it again. This time he shows us how to use Billy and Brimnes Bookcases, which cost $49.99 and $119.00 respectively, to make a very cool "bed bridge"  bookcase.

Bed Bridge Furnished
Image: Handy Dad TV

 

The inspiration was a $1700 ensemble spotted in a catalog. Chris's version clocked in at about $390. The still shots you see here were snagged from his video explaining the process. You can watch that below and read more about the project at Chris's website Handy Dad TV. 

 

 

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Marsha on Oct 28, 2016:

Totally loved your Ikea bridge book case. I've been looking for something exactly like this! Thanks for the inspiration!


Jennifer on Feb 17, 2016:

Wondering how this could work with
our king size bed?


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