Hackers Help Brimnes nightstand

Published on December 21st, 2016 | by Contributor

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Hackers Help: How to raise the BRIMNES nightstand?





Brimnes nightstand

Photo: IKEA.com

I bought my 16 year old son the BRIMNES nightstand. The problem is that it is a bit low. We need to raise it up about 2 inches to be even with his bed. I thought perhaps the community would have some ideas on the best way to achieve this.

~ Susan

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6 Responses to Hackers Help: How to raise the BRIMNES nightstand?

  1. Dmitri Kara Dmitri Kara says:

    Talking about a 16 y.o.? Definitely put some wheels. If it was me, I would 100% totally want to have a nightstand I could easily relocate at will. Installing wheels is pretty easy, go for it

  2. Tom says:

    I like the idea of wheels, but an alternative could be a set of NANNARP legs, if you don’t mind drilling a pilot hole for the center pin, or CAPITA legs if you just want ones you can screw on. These would both go up into the frame so even though they are 4 1/2″, it should give you the 2 inches extra you want, it will just look like the nightstand is floating. If you closed in the front part under the drawer to make it more boxy it might look better.

  3. Pia says:

    You could glue a scrap piece on top – for instance a piece of countertop, like they have done here: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/29/1b/e3/291be312ad20e5b37209c4374c8eba0e.jpg.
    That would also make it look a little more “exclusive”.

    Alternatively you could just add some legs.

  4. Alana says:

    Adding wheels would be the easiest way.

  5. Lisa Orbech says:

    Why not try wheels? Here in Scandinavia Ikea sells wheels called RILL. They add 5 cm to your nightstand. If your Ikea don’t carry them, I’m sure you can find wheels in some other shop.
    http://www.ikea.com/no/no/catalog/products/96671300/

  6. AnaGlezGcia says:

    Perhaps you could put a 5 inches countertop… on top

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