So, we spent the morning after the weekly shop dismantling David’s bed. After lunch, we unpacked the three large heavy flatpack boxes, checked the contents (with a bit of head scratching) and started the long, painful process known as self-assembly furniture. As ever, the instructions left a little (and sometimes a lot) to be desired.
Anyway, by teatime, it was just awaiting the three drawers, the keyboard tray and the hanger rail inside the end wardrobe. All done now, apart from the wardrobe rail, as we will probably have to send David inside to do it. (After he gets back from sweeping chimneys).
In some ways, the old bed was more substantial, being steel framed rather than just made from sheets of MDF with a cheap veneer on it. Still, what else would you expect buying it from the likes of B & Q.
It does, however, make good use of the space and David can happily sit up in bed now without head injuries. I think we could do with some non-slip strips on those steps though.
Ikea have their own mattress standards and the old one wouldn’t have quite fitted in the new frame, being slightly wider.
David is looking forward to testing it tonight.