After buying a new bed, I needed to get rid of our old IKEA Malm bed. When it came to the bed slats, I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I decided to upgrade the wood, which was in great condition, by building myself a coffee table.
I wanted something rustic looking as I’ve always liked the look of reclaimed wood. After taking apart the slats, I built up the frame before staining the wood and adding some metal ring handles. I also painted the inside yellow, so now it reminds me of a glowing pirate’s treasure chest.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.