Published on February 1st, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Headboard with storage

Headboard with storage

2 x Lack wall shelf (190 cm), Vika Amon table (200 cm), Besta book shelf (60x20x192 cm), Sultan leg, Wheels (non IKEA)

Description: We wanted a headboard with storage and found that IKEAs Malm solution would be a good alternative. However, this unit is not available in white, so we decided to build our own version.

We connected one Vika Amon desk (60×200 cm) with a Lack wall shelf (26x5x190 cm), and added a piece of wood to support the construction. We put Sultan leds on the unit so that it would match the legs on our bed.

Headboard with storage
Headboard with storage
Headboard with storage
Headboard with storage

Since the desk is 10 cm longer than the wall shelf, there is a 5 cm gap on each side (that is covered by another Lack shelf (5 cm thick) mounted on the storage units.)

As storage units, we used one Besta book shelf (20x60x192 cm), which we cut in half. The top part served as storage unit for the left hand side and the bottom part served as storage unit for the right hand side. We got some wheels at a hardware store that we fitted underneath.

To bridge the gap on each side of the main unit, we took 60 cm on each side of a Lack wall shelf and mounted it on the storage units. When the storage units are slided in on each side, the 5 cm gap is exactly covered.

We fitted the whole unit with some lightning to give it an extra boost.

~ L&J, Sweden

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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 Headboard with storage

  1. This looks great!! Terrific job and the rope lights is a fantastic touch!!

    • Laura says:

      Thanks a lot! we like the result of this little hack. It actually turned out better than the original one we almost got.

  2. Johan says:

    We used a standard 4 meter rope light (similar to this one: that we picked up at the after-christmas sale at a nearby hardware store. We mounted the light rope to the headboard using standard cable clips.

  3. Anonymous says:

    What kind of lightsource do you use? IKEA?

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