4 ways to use the EKET cube as a bedroom nightstand - IKEA Hackers

4 ways to use the EKET cube as a bedroom nightstand

Over at our FB group, Shaunna asked, “Has anyone used the EKET cube in bedrooms as side tables (or a nightstand)?”

She posted the photo below as reference.

EKET cube nightstand

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Yes, we definitely have done that.

And so, let us show you a few popular ways to use the EKET cube as a nightstand. Let’s go!

EKET cube

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#1 Wall mounted EKET cube nightstand

The first is to wall mount the cube next to the bed, as per the inspiration photo. IKEA also recommends it.

EKET cube nightstand

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If you find the cube too large for small bedside items, add a shelf across it. We have a hack for this.

divider shelf

IKEA has also introduced drawers for the EKET. So that’s a nice option if you prefer closed storage.

eket with drawers

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Since the EKET is a actually a LEGO system disguised as furniture, it opens up a lot of different combinations. Like so:

wall mounted EKET combination
EKET cube nightstand

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Are we getting somewhere?

Awesome. Let’s get to the next method.

#2 With feet or wheels

IKEA sells an underframe and metal legs to match the EKET range.

EKET cube nightstand

You could also opt for casters to make a rolling cube nightstand.

rolling bedside table

Credit: Apartment Therapy

Or attach any other legs you fancy. Like this one with hairpin legs.

EKET cube nightstand
#3 Double it up

If the cube is too small, the EKET comes in a larger version. Like this by @mister_univers. Lovely with hairpin legs and a splash of paint on the drawer fronts.

#4 Drop down door

Just a reorientation of the EKET cabinet with door and voilà, cute side table and cabinet. Linda & Louise painted the EKET and pasted vintage wallpaper on the cabinet front and insides. See more on Pretty Pegs.

nightstand with vintage wallpaper

Credit: @jockeono via Pretty Pegs

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