Published on September 27th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Ikea (scraps) headboard

Materials: extra wood in the ” As Is ” pile

Description: Went to Ikea one day and right before I went to the check out line I went to the ” As Is ” section to look for anything and saw on a cart, piled up all together, and completely random things, was scrap materials for $10. Now this is about $500 worth of materials so I thought it is a great deal.

When home and over the course of about two weeks started to cut up the ends of the MALM pieces and soon came up with the idea to create a headboard that would show the different colors and sizes.

Towards the end I realized I had one main piece that I didn’t even look at yet. A MALM headboard. After cutting it down to a shorter height I was able to piece together all the different variations I created and come up with a nice clean look for a headboard.

And there you go… was actually pretty easy (with a table saw, glue, level and some vices. )

~ Drew Mersinger, Austin,tx

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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 Ikea (scraps) headboard

  1. Andrea says:

    This is an amazing idea! I love the creativity that IKEA promotes — their products are so versatile. A nice addition to this might be shelves so that it looks a bit like the MANDAL headboard. By widening it, you would have room for those “night stand” type shelves, using some longer pieces that protrude out.

  2. Anonymous says:

    It´s a great ides! I really love this mix of colors and sizes…. I think I´m a little bit jealous ;-)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Really nice job, I love your creativity!

  4. Rami says:

    Cool Idea… You are a very creative person… Although Ikea is the best solution for having quick and new furniture, it’s also a good material for creative and artistic ideas…

  5. DanSam says:

    I really like this idea. It’s a good use for some throw aways and looks great. Great texture and colors.

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