Hackers Help: Fix broken Spar on MALM Chest?

As you can see in the attached photos, my MALM drawers have developed a broken spar. (I have to presume through transportation when we moved house).

Fix broken Spar on MALM Chest?


  • MALM 3×2 Drawers


My partner did a bodge fix by putting white tape around it, but it naturally stays in a bent position now. I will be asking if I can get a replacement spar from the workshop next time I’m in IKEA.

Fix broken Spar on MALM Chest?

My question is, is it possible/ is there a method to replace this spar without having to take the majority of the unit to pieces?

We are intending to update the furniture in our bedroom and my step-daughter will be receiving the drawers, I’d like for her to have it complete, rather than with the broken spar as it is now.

Thanks everyone.

~ by Steve Passmoor

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