Benno changingtable

Published on August 10th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Malm & Benno baby changing table

Materials: Malm 4 drawer chest & Benno DVD tower

Description: We wanted a changing table for a baby which would be high enough (we’re both tall), and with enough storage for all the clothes.

After looking at a lot of expensive baby changing table, we got the idea of an Ikea hack, which came up to a good price, and with the added bonus that it matches the existing Pax wardrobes in the room.

The Malm is as sold. We cut the Benno DVD tower in half (just had to cut an extra 2cm on one side to fit the height).

Similar hack as this one except the Benno DVD tower provides some shelving for small items, and covers the empty space behind the Malm.

We used some left over wood for the top and side, which we painted for a nicer finish (same paint was used to paint part of the baby crib).

There are no screws on the Malm, so the changing table part can be taken off in the future, we’ll just have to get rid of the Benno DVD tower, which is not a big expense.

~ Delphine, Nice, France

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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".

11 Responses to Malm & Benno baby changing table

  1. sara says:

    If the change table is not attached to the malm, how do you prevent it from shifting and scratching the top of the dresser?

  2. Hi,

    I just found this. Could you send me the measurements of the changing tray, I would like to build one on my own. Thanks in advance. Franzi

    • Lucia says:

      I Know that is an old post but dis it possible to send me the measurements of the changing tray, I would like to build one on my own.
      Could you tell me where to fix ( put the screw) the three part together without putting screws in the malm.
      I am not so handy but I really want to build this changing table.



      Thanks in advance.

  3. CatG says:

    Hahaha! Zulaya I did the same thing.

    Very good hack.

    I simply turned a MALM into a changing table by putting the GULLUNGE mat but now I think its time to change it.

  4. Zulaya says:

    Wow! I really like it, and I confess, I came to the comments to see what six people had found that was going to kill baby. I’m so pleasantly surprised that there are NONE!!!

    However, I think this is the part where the Earth has to grind to a halt on it’s axis:)

  5. This looks great to me. I don’t see any safety issues. =0)

  6. Anonymous says:

    And now comes the various comments from people who feel the need to express their concern for your child for stepping outside the norm..

    • Saskia says:

      I was thinking the same thing. But what can be wrong with this to begin with? I like this construction a lot better than the Ikea version! From the Hemness series.

    • Anonymous says:

      :D I’m also waiting for discovering what the danger is with this one. I agree that some hacks can be dangerous, but sometimes I wonder if people don’t have anything better to do than being obnoxious…

    • Anonymous says:

      people only comment when there are legitimate safety concerns. this looks like a very safe and well thought out hack… plus it isn’t like babies change their own nappies unsupervised!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Bien vu! Simple, et réversible, bravo

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