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Published on October 11th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Malm King Headboard

2 Malm Queen headboards, 2 Malm night stands

I wanted a Malm King headboard and night stand, but didn’t like the low profile Malm bed. The Malm panel headboard doesn’t come in king size…
This was my solution.

Attached 2 Malm Queen headboards together. Mounted them on the wall and ran rope lighting around the back.

Re-configured the Malm night stands, moving the drawer up to the location of the (useless) upper shelf. I had to drill a second set of holes for the screws on the sides of the drawer frame. Then I turned the shelf over and lowered it to the drawer location.

I used French Cleats (picture hangers) to mount the night stands on each end of the headboards.

The king mattress fits perfectly between the night stands.

~ Daniel Jones, US

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Jules Yap

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7 Responses to Malm King Headboard

  1. Anonymous says:

    ps Really like the backlighting idea . . . thanks.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Fyi — Summer 2011 –> Ikea has made a second, taller version of the Malm. I wonder if headboards can be bought separately.

  3. always looking says:

    Could a clever person tell me how to do this for a queen size mattress? This is a great for limited space. Wonderful!

  4. Anonymous says:

    omg this is what i want i hate low beds…i want this exact same look…all i need is the headboard and the malm night stands?

    can the malm night stands attach right to the wall? i would want them to be flush agianst the wall if i can?

  5. JeffW says:

    Very nice work. Like this a lot.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The “useless” upper shelf is unbelievably functional for storing books (it’s intended use, by the way).

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