Category: Projects

Bed Builder: Brandon Kalicki

A lot of people leave comments to thank me for ideas. Some write to ask questions or seek advice. But Brandon Kalicki is different. He’s the first person to actually say I gave him...

Supermom Surveillance Installation

SuperMom Surveillance Installation

My neighbor, Jen, mentioned to a friend that she wanted to install a home surveillance system. The friend told her to watch my Home Surveillance Installation video from 2012 when I installed a Zmodo...

Bedbuilder: Davis Family

Bed Builder: Davis Family

Meet Harvey. This little guy is 3 years old, presently an only child, and he’s the proud owner of an IKEA Hack Platform Bed, courtesy of his parents, Matthew and Carter Davis, who live in Rustburg,...

Trunk Makeover

Trunk Makeover

While in Florida delivering the Bed Bridge Bookcase this New Years, my daughter Julie said she no longer wanted her old pink trunk from her childhood. Tom, a freshman at Rutgers, said he wanted...

Bookcase Bridge

A bridge bookcase is a three-piece configuration where a horizontal bookcase (the “bookcase bridge”) is supported by two vertical bookcases (the pillars). The bridge can span different things — beds, desks, doorways, etc. This...

ikea hack bed bridge bookcase

IKEA Hack Bed Bridge Bookcase

The IKEA Hack Bed Bridge Bookcase is a bridge bookcase made from IKEA cabinets that takes the place of nightstands and spans a full or queen size bed. I built this project for my oldest...

Bed Builder: Greg Walraven

YouTube comments on the IKEA Hack Platform Bed vary widely from “Love it” to “Want it” to “It’ll never last” to “My Dad will never build it”. Some people actually say that they plan...

IKEA Hack Platform Bed Q&A

I am overwhelmed by the popularity of my IKEA Hack Platform Bed (affectionately known as #thebed in my house). On YouTube, the video generated more than 16 million views, 40 thousand subscribers, and four thousand comments. Those comments...

IKEA Hack Platform Bed DIY

This video shows you how to turn seven standard kitchen cabinets from IKEA into a platform bed with storage underneath. It’s a perfect solution for anyone with limited closet or attic space. Please be...