Description: A very simple hack. I didn’t like the Malm occasional table (or the $130 price tag) so I built one for $34. I combined the 74″ Lack Shelf with 4 Vika Adils legs. I have the low headboard Malm, for the high headboard the Vika Kaj legs would be better.
Freestanding it’s not the most stable but behind the headboard its solid as a rock, it is about 1/2″ lower than the headboard which provides a nice lip to keep items from falling on your head.
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