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Old May 21st, 09, 9:03 pm   #1
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Malm Dresser - adding knobs, handles

Has anyone ever added hardwear to the Malm dressers? Seems simple enough, but I don't actually have a Malm dresser so am wondering if there may be something that I'm not considering that would hinder this.

Has anyone done anything creative with them beyond just paint?

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Re: Malm Dresser - adding knobs, handles

Welcome to IKEAFANS, blanchedeveraux.

I have assembled literally hundreds of Malm dressers, and never once put handles on them. I think the reason people don't do this normally is because adding the handles kind of conflicts with the clean lines and no-frills design of the Malm line.

But there wouldn't be anything magical or difficult about doing so, as long as you have a good template or other way to mark and drill your holes.

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Old May 25th, 09, 9:05 am  
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Re: Malm Dresser - adding knobs, handles

I've just found this post on ApartmentTherapy Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | #2 - Matilda's Dresser that you may find of interest

And also here Can I add handles/drawer pulls to a malm dresser or chest? some consideration

Hope this helps!

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Re: Malm Dresser - adding knobs, handles

I personally contemplated doing this today using METRIK handles found in the kitchen knobs section. The only thing you may need is longer screws as i'm unsure of the length provided. Let me know how it goes. Measure twice, drill once

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Re: Malm Dresser - adding knobs, handles

I use 2 Malm dressers as my vanity.
A couple of years ago I added handles to match all the chrome accessories I use to hold my make up stuff.
The handles don't seem to distract from the clean modern look. Also, I just really can't stand cabinets or drawers without handles, it's very uncomfortable for the fingers.

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Re: Malm Dresser - adding knobs, handles

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I use 2 Malm dressers as my vanity.
A couple of years ago I added handles to match all the chrome accessories I use to hold my make up stuff.
The handles don't seem to distract from the clean modern look. Also, I just really can't stand cabinets or drawers without handles, it's very uncomfortable for the fingers.
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Re: Malm Dresser - adding knobs, handles

I forgot to say this: the drawer fronts are thicker than usual, so if you use Ikea hardware, the supplied screws are too short. Years ago, the screws Ikea supplied were metric, so, at the hardware store I had to ask for longer metric screws. But I think Ikea now supplies inch based US screws in the US. Best of luck!

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