Published on December 14th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Closet for the landing

Materials: Malm 6-drawer chest of drawers, Maple Ply-wood

This is a Malm 6-drawer chest of drawers we found in as-is. We then raised it off the ground five inches. On a half of a full length of Maple plywood. Stained to match the chest. Also used a Stainless Door handle that was found in the Ikea parking lot. Used as a coat hanger rod. This is now being used to store shoes, scarfs, hats, and gloves and of course jakets.

~ Luke, Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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5 Responses to Closet for the landing

  1. Luke says:

    Hello all, the print is actually wall paper from home depot, the legs are just three pieces of the same plywood, five inch strips. I supported the back of the top shelf with 90 degree pieces of metal found in the hinge section at home depot. this build was about three hundred dollars, very simple and strong. Thankyou for the positive feed back, Luke.

    p.s. the rod was pure luck, but knew I would use it when I found it!

    check out my site at

  2. Love what you have done.Gives me some ideas for one of our closets. Where did you get the feet for the chest?

  3. Anonymous says:

    I like how you are supporting the front part of the shelf; how are you supporting the back? I ask because I’ve had a tough time trying to get a shelf into my small walk-in, so I’m looking for a good way to properly support it. Thank you.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Looks very nice and functional. That free find of the door handle was quite a lucky find. I cannot imagine who would discard it like that, but you certainly made good creative use of it. I was wondering about the patterned fabric/wall covering behind the chair too and where that came from. That is gorgeous!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Looks nice and functional. Is that an Ikea panel curtain behind the chair. I like it also.

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