Published on April 30th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Malm dressers become built in!

Materials: 2 Malm 4 drawer dressers, 1 Malm bedside table

Description: On the first wall I used the bottom halves of 2 4 drawer Malm dressers, topped by a 3′ x 8′ trim panel from a Adel medium brown kitchen. I used additional trim panel wood to create the shelves at the end.

One the second wall, I used the tops of the dressers which still have. I just put them together after sawing the bottom halves off of both. Then I sawed the bottom off one of the bedside tables and mounted it on drawer slides. It slides to the side revealing a new laundry chute.

Both dressers are recessed into the walls of the room, effectively creating an extra foot of space in this relatively small bedroom. The dresser on the exterior wall has a small bookshelf area in the middle, this allowed me to leave support in place since it is a bearing wall.

~ Steve M, Pittsburgh, PA

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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".

10 Responses to Malm dressers become built in!

  1. Kate says:

    This is the best IKEA hack I’ve ever seen! The laundry chute is like an extra treasure. Wonderful work.

  2. Absolutely amazing! Brilliant use of space and who doesn’t love a super-secret hideaway laundry chute? C’mon…BEST EVER!

  3. Anonymous says:


  4. nannie98038 says:

    Super cool…you really used your head on this one. It looks great and is functional at the same time.

  5. Anonymous says:

    How do you keep them up?

  6. Anonymous says:

    The colours are not to my personal taste- White would look great! But you can’t deny the workmanship- great hack!!!

  7. luckylass says:

    Way to hack a Malm! Super customized, functional, and I bet it takes up much less visual space since it isn’t connected to the floor!!!

  8. Againstthegrain says:

    I want a laundry chute! Great Malm hack, too.

  9. Anonymous says:

    This is incredible! Amazing job and I love the added feature of hiding away the laundry chute. Very clever

  10. Anonymous says:

    This is the most ingenious Malm hack ever!
    Really cool!

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