DIY High Top Desk From Bed Frames

DIY High Top Desk From Bed Frames

Kristen Lubbe
Dec 2, 2010

The MALM is one of IKEA's most popular bed frames. We have one in our guest bedroom and the majority of our friends have them too. If you're looking for a change or you're moving — your new desk may be right under your nose!

Pete Kuhns paid the As Is section a visit one day and came across a few broken MALM bed frames. He took what he calls the torsion box and used them for the desktop. Now that he had the desktop secure, he needed something to rest it on. Pete build bookshelves on his own for the base, but since we're talking about the MALM, he could have easily used the shelves from the MALM headboard.

We love this DIY desk because we rarely see high top desks. They're certainly unique and not very popular, but we wonder why. With the use of bookshelves as the legs, that's opening a huge door for storage. USB hubs, computer speakers or any other desk accessory can be stored on the shelves when not in use. Also, a slightly longer high top desk could serve a great purpose — extra storage. Where you ask? Underneath it! Due to the desk being so high, you can store several filing cabinets below to save room.

[via IKEA Hacker]

Images: Pete Kuhns

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