Malm Captain’s Bed for tiny NYC Apartment
Components: MALM 6-Drawer Dresser, EKBY TONY/ EKBY BJARNUM, NISSE Folding Chair, 2x4s, Plywood Scraps, Shelving Board
Description: I have a tiny bedroom (about 6ft by 7ft) in a 3-bedroom apartment in New York City and was seeking for a way to make the very best use out of the room. As a student, I nonetheless wanted a desk room to do my operate so that was a should. When I first moved into the area I was using the Tromso loft with the desk attachment underneath and that was about it. Currently being a tall individual nevertheless (I’m about 6’1″) I rapidly identified that a twin loft bed was just not going to function in the long term.
When I stumbled upon Ikeahackers and and saw some Malm hacks for storage beds it got me pondering about how I could make my very own customized built for the room, and with the support of my father and uncle right here is the result! I could not be far more content with the way it turned out!
The standard framework of the bed is an L-shaped table that was constructed to surround the dresser, which is free-standing. Because the dresser is only 63″ broad by about 19″ deep, the supporting structure necessary to compensate for the rest of the bed, which general is 74″ wide by 54″ deep. It is produced of the 2×4′s which had been doubled up to make about 8 4×8 legs on which the plywood best was attached. These legs were then connected and reinforced by cladding the within with extra 2×4′s that go all around the perimeter. The unfinished end of the bed that was additional past the dresser and the desk that was created to come off the finish was created out of the finished shelving board which matches the finish on the Malm dresser nearly completely!
The shelves above the desk are the EKBY TONY/ EKBY BJARNUM which were actually also massive for the space. So my dad just measured them and reduce them down to the right size just before attaching them to the wall. The computer was place into place prior to attaching them to the wall to get the excellent height of the lowest shelf and then the books had been put into location to figure out the placement of the upper shelf. The chair at the desk is the NISSE folding chair, which I am considering about placing on the wall with hooks when not in use, but I am thinking that is not required as I have far more area than I thought I would!
General the construction took about six hours and turned out rather great if I do say so myself!! Would enjoy to know what you all feel as I love this internet site!
~ Peter M, New York, NY