IKEA items used: 1 3-drawer Malm, 1 4-cube Kallax, 1 adjustable leg
Other things used: 1 large wood door, refinished with paint as desired (the door in this hack was 32″ x 83″x 1.75″); L brackets, 1 1/2″ piece of wood (cut to the width and length of the bottom of the malm), 1 piece 1/4″ plywood (cut to size of back of the Malm), 1 1×3; approx 40 ft 1″ lattice moulding; 3 pieces 3″ hobby wood panels (1/4 inch).
- Assemble both Malm and Kallax according to instructions, leaving off the tops of both pieces
- Attach 1/2″ wood to the bottom of the Malm, creating a solid bottom for the Malm (this evens the height difference between Kallax and Malm).
- Cut the 1×3 wood to fit across the entire front bottom of the Malm as a baseboard covering the new bottom. Attach with screws.
- Attach plywood in place of cardboard backer on the back of the Malm.
- Cut and attach 3″ hobby wood on remaining baseboards (two additional sides of the Malm, only one side of the Kallax). Cut and attach moulding to remaining edges.
- Position door on top of the two pieces as desired. Attach with L brackets. Add leg for additional stability as needed.
- Drawer pulls were also added for a little extra “glam”.
~ by Shelly Ciarella