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The IKEA Fjellse is a low cost bed frame made of solid pine.


Can paint it

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Great value

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Eliminates the need for a box spring

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Sideboards have a tendency to bow outwards, causing slats to fall through - Danger!

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Kind of cheap looking

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Sides bow outward and slats fall through, making the bed useless

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The IKEA Fjellse is a low cost bed frame made of solid pine. Like all IKEA beds it utilizes a slatted bed base eliminating the need for a box spring, but this slatted base does not come with the frame and is sold separately. This is a Jon Karlsson designed bed frame that is offered in both Single and Full sizes with dimensions of 77.5" (197cm) by 41" (104cm) and  77.5" (197cm) by 55.875" (142cm) respectively.

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  • Main parts/ Rail/ Midbeam: Solid pine
  • Bedside: Solid pine, Solid pine
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Slatted bed base and mattress sold separately. Create extra storage space under this bed with up to 4 VARDÖ underbed boxes.

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Care Instructions

Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Wipe dry with a clean cloth. Stains can be removed by using an eraser, fine sandpaper, soap, dishwashing detergent or paint thinner. 
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Size Options

  • Single
  • Full
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08/03/2013 03:38

I regret buying this bed. Shoddy design. Slats fall through even though shored up the middle beam with additional screws to prevent it form torquing sideways. Should be removed from Ikea stores.

11/19/2012 03:38

This frame broke about 6 mos after I purchased it. It seems you get what you pay for.

07/16/2012 01:30

First the fixes are very easy and cheap, for some of these problems.

When i got this twin size bed used 1st thing I said was hmm, think i need to get a few metal 90 degree angle brackets to re-enforce the legs. use short wood type or my favorite 3/4 or 1inch drywall screws [these things bite in and hold]

Drive it in with a drill with a screwdriver tip. make sure to place screws in decent position so as not to crack the wood on the legs or base. let your handy guy or person who knows how to do this. Its simple but proper placement screws for re-enforment is very important.

if you have a steady drill hand and light touch no tapping is needed, screw can be driven in and countersunk easily into pine.

Next if your twin bed [ method is slightly different for full since it may have a metal center bracket] . With the twin bed you can put 1 wood screw into each side of the slats; say about 4 of the slats total to re-enforce the frame and prevent the sides from buckling out.

You'll need to measure the thickness of your slats and then choose a proper screw length to accomadate the measurements and not protrude out the bottom by exceeding the totals thickness of your board. its really simple and commonsense and requires no real skill.

You should make sure to tap the screw holes at a 90 degree angle to the slats first and then use a cordless or drill with screwdriver bit to drive in screws. Those with better skills can actually drive the screws straight through the slat and frame without tapping a hole first. This takes skills and a steady hand. or if the screws are self tapping thats great too.

Optionally a nicer method is to use machine bolts with a butterfly nut. here this makes it easy to disassemble the bolted down slats any time without tools.

The same method can be used to secure the older full beds but i do not remember if there were extra holes in the center metal support so you may need to drill a couple extra holes to bolt down the slats in the center.

Just remember all the slats do not need to be bolted down to prevent the sides buckling out, just every other say 2 or 3 evenly spaced. the buckling out probably will happen mores towards the center as the ends already have support from a fixed board

07/03/2012 11:17

I bought this bed in 2005, some of the parts were missing, so I had to run to the local Home Depot. The slats were Sultan Lade for $20. The slats are really cheap and have a tendency to break. Overall you get what you pay for. I used it until 2012 with a lot of repairs over the years.

01/06/2012 05:48

I bought this bed and had to get a replacement because the sideboards were bowed outwards which caused the slats to fall through in the middle. The replacement was great, and I was very happy with it.....for about 3 and a half months. At 3 months, the slats started falling through again. After some research, I learned that most Ikea beds have supports that prevent this problem from happening, but this bed does not have such supports. It's frustrating to buy something and have to return it twice, especially something as large as a bed that has over an hour of assembly (and disassembly to return it) required.

12/04/2011 11:45

The looks of the bed are fine for a student dorm room. The price is really appealing as well if you think you'll be using only for a couple of years. However, mine is just 4 months old and within the first month we started having issues with it. The bottom right leg wasn't very sturdy so we now fall off the bed every now and then (last time was last night at 3 am.. not the best way to wake up). I know "you get what you pay for" but if your shop doesn't sell faulty products, then none of your customers are given the option of buying them. Looking for a more expensive bed now.

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