Published on April 17th, 2007 | by Jules IKEAHacker14
the malmese twins
this has got to be my current favourite – dinah and derek’s tv storage solution. love, love the floating shelf effect.
“my boyfriend and i both have apartments filled with ikea goodies and hacks. recently i was having an issue with space in my tiny studio. i needed something to hold my tv and would give me a little storage space. nothing i saw was small enough or ‘cool’ enough until my boyfriend came up with the idea of putting 2 malm bedside tables together to create my ‘entertainment’ center.
at first we thought about putting feet on them to make them stand but that takes away the cool ‘floating drawer’ look, so what he did was bolt them to the wall. he took the drawers out, bolted the back side of the malm to the wall, then replaced the drawers. he also added a bracket to the top to keep them from separating due to the weight of the tv. he also added some silver drawer pulls. i call it ‘siamese malm’. “