Secondary Storage

Published on February 7th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Headboard secret hole

Materials: BRIMNES headboard, hinges, saw, screwdriver

Description: We had a little bedroom, with no space for nightstands. So we chose to buy a BRIMNES headboard to put the lamps and other stuff. The problem was that we put the headboard next to the wall, so we lost the lateral storage of one side. We cut the top part and joined it with hinges, so there was access to the shelf space. You lose the second shelf, but you get a “secret” hole instead. It would be more secret with white hinges, but the lamp covers it. It could be improved with a handle to open it, KLIPPIG would be perfect.

Not a great hack, but a useful one.

~ Sisa, Spain

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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".

5 Responses to Headboard secret hole

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m looking for the same but all over the nightstand to put my extra blankets in

  2. Anonymous says:

    Don’t doubt yourself! This is a great hack! I would personally love a “Secret” cubby to hide all my bedside belongings! Besides, it keeps the space looking nice and neat!

    • Sisa says:

      Thank you for your nice words…I just supose someone else could have the same problem, and this could be an inspiration.

    • Anonymous says:

      It sure is ! Thank you for the inspiration! I’ve been thinking of something similar for a while now, but couldn’t quite come up sith a workable idea. Now I think I’ve got one :)

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