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Upgrade IKEA MALSJÖ to elegant tall glass cabinet

The empty wall between the kitchen and dining area was very disturbing, even screaming at me to fill it with something. I came up with a hack on the IKEA MALSJÖ cabinet turning it into an elegant, tall glass cabinet on legs. Perfect!

Upgrade IKEA MALSJÖ to elegant tall glass cabinet

IKEA item:
  • MALSJÖ cabinet
Other materials:
  • As pictured below

Materials needed

How to upgrade the MALSJÖ into a tall glass cabinet

1. Before assembling the cabinet, paint the interior of the MALSJÖ cabinet including back wall.

Cabinet unpacked Tape off the edges where we do not need to paint Paint the required pieces

2. Put together all pieces according to IKEA Assembly Instructions up to no. 22. Do not do no. 23.

3. Put together the bottom of the cabinet according to IKEA instruction and start making legs with 4 pieces of 2m long 6/6cm timber.

The bottom of the cabinet Construct legs for it Attach with brackets

4. Assemble legs as shown.

5. Paint legs in black to match the black of the cabinet color.

Screw leg to cabinet top

6. Put together bottom with new legs and upper part of cabinet.

7. Always screw the cabinet to the wall.

Upgrade IKEA MALSJO to elegant tall glass cabinet

Upgrade IKEA MALSJO to elegant tall glass cabinet

Upgrade IKEA MALSJO to elegant tall glass cabinet

See the complete tutorial for the tall glass cabinet on my blog.

~ by Karolina Zagrodzka


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