Published on November 17th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Frosta bedside table for Mandal bed

Materials: Frosta stool

Description: Couldn’t open the storage drawers under a Mandal bed with the Frosta stool being used as a bedside table…. So relocated two of the Frosta’s legs and the drawers can now fully open.

A 5 minute job, take 2 adjacent legs off and remove the inner 2 screws of the remaining 2 legs.

Rotate those legs parallel and screw into place.

Use the removed legs as “feet” fixed to the legs on the stool.

Won’t take the 100kg loading now but you can open the storage drawers under the bed.

~ Stewart, Sydney

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11 Responses to Frosta bedside table for Mandal bed

  1. Evan says:

    Hi! i know this is an older thread but i plan on doing this hack and i’m just curious if you used different screws when you screwed the top back after rotating the legs and when you fixed the legs to each other? If so did you drill pilot holes beforehand? The frosta i just bought has threaded holes and specific allen wrench screws…Thanks!

  2. Anonymous says:

    заебись, четко!

  3. Kostas says:

    This could be also used as a table for eating on the couch in front of the TV. If the table was only a bit bigger. Hmmmm

  4. bubbo-tubbo says:

    Ingenious! I am doing it myself soon: cannot stand this cheap plastic Dave tables anymore! Thank you

  5. Carmen says:


  6. Anonymous says:

    HA! Great, great. What a delightful solution.
    Amy – Chicago, Illinois, USA

  7. Claire says:

    Awesome! I have a Mandal bed (love the extra storage under my mattress), but hate the Mandal headboard (all the dust that would settle in between the boards, yuk). I’d been looking at Lack tables and shelves trying to figure out a solution that wouldn’t require holes in the wall (rented aptmt), to no avail. Thank you for posting this! My search for a place to put my lamp, book and glass of water is over!

  8. Thanks for sharing! I just needed something like that!

  9. very clever and very simple- what an Ikea Hacker should be all about. Good job.

  10. Anonymous says:

    This is ingenious!!! Bravo!

  11. MacMama says:


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