Loved at FirstJoanne H.This bed was everything I wanted. After the minor glitch of iKea not sending all the hardware, it was not difficult to assemble. After less than a year the lift will not stay open. It makes me nervous. I need someone to hold open the bed while I retrieve linens.3
The perfect bedDeniseThis bed is just what I needed for my small bedroom and the storage space is quite spacious.5
Great BedMd Z.This is a great bed. The size is perfect for a medium-sized room. The sides, especially the headboard, have a premium wood finish.5
I love this oneLuisSi good5
Daughters First ChoiceChadFirst IKEA purchase for me. All the Malm bed boxes fit in the back of a Mazda CX-9 loaner car with the rear seats folded down. Assembly was straight forward.
I did it solo... Just make some room. Takes a bit to put together but you save on the purchase price. Everything is pretty solid for the price. Lifting function to provide storage is excellent and hydraulics are truly primed. My only suggestion to IKEA is the following... Raise the price a little and include higher quality receivers and fasteners. The light aluminum is too soft and leans toward stripping and bending in the friction zone. With care it can be avoided. I'd just like the fastener mechanisms to be stronger than my wrist.
All in, happy with the purchase.5
If it endures, then 5 *Jorge M.This applies to the Malm $599 storage bed finished in white. It was delivered yesterday. Took me almost 3 hours to assemble. Looks great and it is easy to operate. Time will tell on the lift mechanism and bed material. There were 2 errors on the instruction manual. Page 4 depiction of item 124584 shows a full thread bolt, it is partly threaded. Page 28 shows the assembly of bolts and nuts with the respective tools to be used. The tools are reversed, that is, the L shaped tool fits in item 110440 and the S shaped tool fits in item 105107.4
Love itStephanie M.I have had this bed frame for 4 years now. The storage underneath and how easy it is to access it was what sold me. I keep all my shoes and hand bags underneath as well as seasonal
Blankets. Easy to pull up and find what you need quickly5
Storage BedJaniceI love it 🥰 I wish it came in King Size!5
Pet OwnerBob T.I know people will appreciate the questions I had before buying.
1. Will the pet hair get in the storage area?
Yes, I have a cat and the fluff gets in. Mostly up by the headboard, in the corners. The base is covered pretty good by the sheets and comforter. My matress is like an inch or two narrower than my older queen, so a wider queen might keep it out better. It's easy enough to raise the platform and vacuum whatever gets in there out.
2. Is there a floor in the storage area, or is it just the floor surface of the room?
It's just a drop in that consists of three panels that are about as thick as cardboard, but much more ridged.
The only other things I'll say is It's taller, and my cat needs steps to get on the bed now (he's old and fat). It looks great, matches the dressers I bought like 10 years ago perfectly. I put it together in 2 or 3 hours using a drill where applicable. You'll hit your toe on it a few times for sure, until you appreciate it more.5
Beautiful and spaciousPrudencia K.I recently bought this bed for the extra storage space, and it came in handy, it’s so spacious and steady, it’s took a minute to put it together but it was worth it..I love this bed5
Very glad I patiently waitedPatriciaVery glad I patiently waited for the IKEA MALM White Storage Bed, 704.048.18, to be available for purchase. As a City apartment dweller, extra storage is a necessity.
Thank you Ikea!5
Full size bedGeneGreat bed with great storage underneath.5
Great bed frame!AnonymousYou will want a low profile mattress for this. Mine is a little thick, but still it looks great. Love the hydraulic system. Tons of storage underneath! Took us forever to put it together, but we did! Love this bed!5
It would be better ifPaulIt would be better if the illustration has little more details in direction view.5
Great bedShellyThe mattress is easy to lift with the hydraulics. I love the way it looks. Assembly wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be but it is time consuming. Order a pizza, put on your comfy pants and enjoy the build.5
Works GreatKodandaWorks Great.5
Storage bedMichaelReally nice storage solution!5
Great bed! Love the spaceNatashaGreat bed! Love the space underneath. Modern and sleek5
Great bed!ShukhratGreat bed!5
TornGladysI was apprehensive to purchase such an expensive item to me because of the fear of quality and assembly. After reading reviews and watching a couple of assembly videos on youtube I decided to take the plunge. Well after spending several hours I putting the bed together, one of the hydrolic lifts isn't working properly. The lift got bent or something because now everytime I lift the bed, the fan thing gets stuck and makes a cracking noise and I am afraid that over the thing might break. There is no possibility that I am taking this bed apart to return, it would take double the work for no real compensation because I really want this bed I just need the hydrolic to work properly.3
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What is veneer?
A veneer is a thin wooden sheet attached to things like particleboard to add a durable surface and a natural wood look – so we enjoy the many benefits of wood without using solid wood. The most common veneer types are birch, ash, oak, and beech, and we’ve made a special UV lacquer that helps preserve the wood's natural structure. A benefit with a slightly thicker veneer is how you can repair and sand the surface if it’s damaged to give furniture a longer and more beautiful life.
Extra storage that won't take up extra space
MALM storage bed lets you turn the space you already use for sleeping into a smart place for storing. The gas piston and spring system make it easy and safe to open and close the bed without putting strain on your back. And that means you don't have to be super strong to get some super storage.