Converting IKEA Malm Nightstands Into A Workstation

Converting IKEA Malm Nightstands Into A Workstation

Range Govindan
Jun 16, 2010

As people change homes, houses, and apartments, it's not always easy to find enough workstations for everyone to work on their computers or laptops. It's true that more and more people are putting workstations in their kitchens and bedrooms.

This is how we usually think of IKEA Malm nightstands, but this simple conversions uses 2, 3 or 4 IKEA Malm nightstands propped up at desk height to serve as workstations. These new workstations can also be used for a variety of purposes, including studying, eating breakfast, and working. They're perfect for that extra phone handset.

The form factor is also quite compact, meaning that you'll barely notice that it's there if you're entertaining or using the dining table. All in all, it's almost like a combination of stools and counter tops. We like the large bench that was used, making it perfect for the kids to work on their homework while enjoying an after school snack.

The Malm nightstands are quite common and come in a few different colors, so they should fit a variety of homes. They are also quite sturdy, so you shouldn't be worried about them being able to support the weight. Another idea to further customize this workstation would be to use some kind of a tabletop, either glass or wood, to make it look even better. This particular version is quite beautiful since it falls flush with the overhead cabinets, it's almost like it's integrated into the wall. You just mount the Malm nightstands at the right height and you're ready to go.

[Ministry of Deco via Ikeahacker, Malm nightstand in bedroom photo by Miyagisan via CC license]

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