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Published on January 31st, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Mandal Nightstand Hack

Materials: Expedit shelving unit, saw.

Description: If you have ever purchased the IKEA Mandal bed with its really cool storage drawers, you know that they only offer the Mandal wall-mounted headboard combined with the adjustable shelves as a possible nightstand. I prefer a nightstand where I can discretely hide things away.

Step 1) Get the single (1×5) Expedit shelving unit and cut it in half. The cut will be ugly and the inside of the Expedit is cardboard, but this will not be seen in the final result. If this really bothers you, you can purchase wooden veneer tape at a hardware store to cover the bottom cut.

Step 2) Mount each half of your Expedit shelving to each side of the wall next to your Mandal bed. Make sure to use proper wall-mounting brackets that will be screwed into the wall studs or that use drywall anchors. In this case, I also used the Expedit drawers and anchored them to the wall as well.

You can use any of the Expedit accessories that IKEA sells to give your nightstands the storage options you require.

~ Nicholas, Montreal, Canada

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

6 Responses to Mandal Nightstand Hack

  1. This is a nice idea.

  2. Barbara says:

    Wow! Thank you! This is a good idea

  3. Anonymous says:

    Great job. I have the MANDAL bed, too, and am trying to figure out a nightstand solution. I like yours, except it’s a bit tall for my taste. I’ll see what I can come up with. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Demi Farren says:

    That is gorgeous, I cant wait to try this for my bedroom and I love this site by the way!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Awesome! I’ve been searching for months for an idea like this for my bedroom. Well done.

  6. Thalia says:

    wow, very good idea!

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