We recently went looking at furniture at our local Ikea furniture store. We liked the MALM Ocassional Bed Table but the price of $129.00 was too high for being such a simple looking table. So we decided to build one of these “Bed” tables ourselves. This project couldn’t be easier to do it yourself. It simply consists of 3 pieces of wood, wheels (casters) for the bottom and a quick paint job in your choice of color. Just assemble the whole thing together and you just saved close to $100 bucks! See below for a step-by-step on how to build this Ikea table yourself.
Supplies needed for building a Copy Cat Ikea Table:
1 – 2 x 12 x 12 Wood board = $12.00
1 – Box of 1″ Wood Screws = $5.00
1 – Package of 4 metal 90 degree brackets = $4.00
4 – 2″ Casters (Non Swivel Wheels) = $12.00
1 – Package of Sandpaper = $2.00
1 – Can of Paint (Optional)
1 – Can of Primer (Optional)
Cost total = $35.00
We bought the wood, casters and the rest of the supplies at Home Depot. We purchased a slab of 2 x 12 x 12 wood. We had the fine people at Home Depot cut the wood for us to the dimensions of 1 – 50″ and 2 – 23″.
Here is the exact table we saw at Ikea. This table is $129.00 and sits VERY low and would not fit OUR bed.
We attached the wood together using our wood screws and “L” brackets and installed the casters.
Here is our table completely finished and ready to use!
We painted the very top with a black paint to hide stains and to match our bedroom.
All in all this project took us 3 hours and cost us only $35 dollars!