I have read about many Malm Dresser transformation that included painting or stenciling the dresser into a different color. Awesome! I’m trying to take mine across the country and the diagrams on the IKEA website don’t match my chair !(@*#. Thank you Google and thank you Rob! THank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!! I have no idea if she still has the tool so this is a huge help! thanks man! Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Sweet post guys, this is really kewl someone posted this. ( Log Out /  I also have headache to find this IKEA tool. -rob. Time and money saved! I have movers coming in a few hours and I haven’t disassembled the bed yet! ?…To keep the music out of their eyes. So we needed a replacement or substitute. Thank you! Thank you! I’m concerned that soooo many people had a hard time trying to figure this out (best comment so far was the hack saw one, LMBO!!!). IKEA’s assembly pictograms on its website are less than useful when trying to determining what size nut is used for the cam fastener. You saved me some time and looking stupid and clueless at the hardware store. The reason I love the Malm Dresser is because the drawers are really big and deep allowing for a lot of space for storage. So glad someone thought of posting this! Ikea furniture tend to be on the minimalism design spectrum which is great because it gives you a blank canvas to transform any piece into something uniquely yours. Old post but many thanks for putting it up – i typed “Malm spanner” into google and this came right at the top, exactly what I was looking for – cheers !!! Buddy you are awesome……. I had this happen and it is very frustrating watching my mirror slide of break before I could reach it to make it stop happening. Oh my gosh! Exactly what I was looking for! Where did you get the hardware with the clear acrylic and gold accents? I drove to a hardware store a quarter of a mile away, and picked up a $6 tool that took care of business. Posts like this that make one believe there is hope for humans after all! Thank you! The dresser really does not like an Ikea dresser and I really enjoyed the creative process of transforming it into what I have envisioned my bedroom needed. saved me cash. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Thanks! I’ve owned a few IKEA beds, bloody easy to assemble – if you have the original tool . Thank you for the thoughtful post. Since the length of my hardware was not standard, we had to do it the hard way and measure each drawer to find the appropriate, leveled and centered location to drill two holes. Required fields are marked *, on Substitute Tool for IKEA Malm Bed Frame and Desk, Using an HTML Web View with a Transparent Background in iPhone SDK's Interface Builder and Xcode. THANK U! Wow, this one simple article just saved me LOADS of time…thank you! Make sure you buy the size that is 63″ by 18″ as that is the length that will cover both Malm dressers. Thanks for the info. My favorite hardware that I have used are listed below. You are a lifesaver and simply the best, thank you, thank you!! But grabbed this wrench at home depot for < $3 and took it apart easy peasy. Was a breeze after that… thanks so much! My brother, the IKEA furniture assembly master specifically said, “Do not lose this tool, we will need it when you want to move again.” Alas, I think it got packed somewhere. i am selling my malm bed and didnt know what size wrench i needed. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Headed out to the hardware store. Thank you! Ikea furniture tend to be on the minimalism design spectrum which is great because it gives you a blank canvas to transform any piece into something uniquely yours. The 13mm wrench worked beautifully. The good news is that the 113453 IKEA wrench used to assemble and disassemble the Malm Bed frame is actually a 13mm wrench. For those of you considering future IKEA purchases, looking to assemble your own MALM dresser or just wondering about IKEA furniture quality and construction, here are pictorial, step-by-step assembly instructions: Assemble MALM 6-drawer dresser frame: You are a life saver , OMG thank you so much, I’ve been pulling my hair out all morning trying to stick sockets and stuff in there. My friend gave me exactly the same advice, which I promptly ignored! I reluctantly googled ‘Ikea 113453’ in desperation and your site came right up. IKEA should take ownership of this problem — as in put the mm sizes on the assembly instructions. Thank you for posting this information! Hmm. Alternative to IKEA’s 113453 Z-Shaped Wrench. Got the job done with little effort. Hi there! For second I thought I was going to have to take it apart with a hack saw! Your email address will not be published. Luckily there is a Home Depot right up the road! It’s awsome answer I’ve seen. I even called ikea and they had no clue. Materials: Malm 6 Drawer Dresser, chair rail molding, drawer handles, claw feet, Description: I started with a black/brown Malm 6 drawer dresser. Knowing I wanted to lift it off the ground with these claw feet, I needed to re-enforce the structure so the particle board wouldn’t shatter. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Just so you know, a 1/2 inch wrench is close enough. Thanks for this post! Years later! You simple place the template onto your drawer, mark the location of the length you want and use a drill to drill your holes. I couldn’t find that stupid wrench and I didn’t want to assemble something not structurally sound for my little one. Saved my already nightmarish day. 10 seconds of googling with the part number from the assembly instructions and I found the size I can now go buy at walmart. The good news is that the 113453 IKEA wrench used to assemble and disassemble the Malm Bed frame is actually a 13mm wrench.