Follow these six steps to take apart your IKEA MALM bed frame:
Step 1: Unscrew Crossbrace
First Remove the mattress, bedding and slats. Roll up the slats and secure them for moving.
Unscrew the crossbrace screws then remove crossbrace.
Leave the mounting plates on the headboard and footboard in place.
Step 2: Remove Mid-Beam
Pop the midbeam out of the mounting plates.
Step 3: Loosen Hex Bolts
Using the IKEA wrench tool loosen the hex bolts on each corner of the frame.
Step 4: Remove U-Shape Hardware
Loosen up and remove the U-shape hardware with your finger.
Step 5: Remove The Headboard
Carefully fist hammer the headboard from the side rail.
It's helpful having a friend to dis-assemble the bed with you at this point. Or find a step-stool/shoe box to hold up the side rail when the headboard is completely part from the bed sides.
Step 6: Remove The Footboard
Carefully fist hammer the footboard from the side rail.
At this point you should have the following loose hardware:
- malm wrench
- U (half moon) shape hardware
- Hex Bolt
- crossbrace screws
And if you need replacement parts, see IKEA MALM Bed Frame Replacement Parts.