Work Station

Published on June 15th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Hacking Malm Nightstands in a workstation

Materials: Malm Nightstands

Not my hack, I found it here.

~ Goofy

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12 Responses to Hacking Malm Nightstands in a workstation

  1. Anonymous says:

    I had malm nightstands hung on the wall by my bed using keyhole fittings attached to the back and then mounting the nightstands on screws drilled into the wall (concrete – by the way).

  2. Terence says:

    Is it strong enough to place a flat TV on it?

  3. Rob says:

    I used a pair of 18″ Hangman Picture Hanging System brackets (a.k.a. French Cleats) to hang a pair of Malm nightstands in our bedroom this weekend. I drilled holes in the mounting bracket to correspond with the holes used for the very long screws that attach the upper shelf. Then I mounted the wall brackets with 3 anchored screws. I added little rubber bumpers to the bottom corners to make the bottom “float” out from the wall about 1/4″ to match the top.

    Very easy and very sturdy!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Found a solution on how to mount these nightstands on ehow:

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  6. Anonymous says:

    supershanefx, try a clete or something of that nature. Outwaterplastics sells a thing called a
    Z-clip. It has one side attached to the piece and the other to the wall. Or you can make a clete. It looks like these are hanging from a chain in the ceiling.

  7. supershanefx says:

    how do you wall hang these? I tried it and I’m not too happy with the results.

  8. eeburrah says:

    kate, it looks like he just mounted 3 malm nightstands together side by side.

    i agree with djinny and maybe putting a singular top so that it gives the idea of it being one piece instead of three pieces next to each other. it’s a cool idea though. i’ll keep it in the back burner.

  9. I went to the website it was found on and it was all in Spanish. Can anybody give me the breakdown of what was involved?

  10. DJinny says:

    I would probably put something on the top of the working “table” to unify it all, but it’s a neet idea!
    I would like to know how you hung it on the wall, just curious cause I did it too!And boy can it be sturdy! My kids have climbed on it and jumped on my bed for years now, and it never moved a mm!!

  11. AprilAries says:

    Brilliant! Now I know how to make my new floating vanity. Thanks!

  12. KG Style says:

    Great find! This is a very interesting use of the Malm side tables!

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