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- One full size mattress - One 4 x 4 grid Ikea Expedit bookshelf (find some inexpensive options here on craigslist) - 2 sheets of 1/2" thick plywood cut to 38" wide x 60" long (technically you could use one large sheet of plywood instead of two smaller ones but it's easier to transport the smaller pieces, and it's also easier to flip them up when you need to access your stuff) - Velcro - White paint (optional)

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  1. Koh EL November 29, 2013 at 2:36 am

    Has anyone tried this yet? Which Ikea shelf to purchase and what type of bed size to fit the setup?

  2. greenapples September 9, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    im just curious how much weight it can hold up- Esp if a queen mattress is used and two people are sleeping on in

  3. jsgittens August 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Could you use a queen sized mattress in a similar way with this DIY?

  4. cibi July 18, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Nice idea, but don’t forget to drill holes in the plywood or you will have condensation between the mattress and the plywood and mold will grow…

  5. Marc Carter July 10, 2012 at 11:21 am

    This is a perfect and inexpensive way to store seasonal items, like sweaters that aren’t used in the crazy NYC summer months!