Hall cupboard in niche, Ikea besta hack, by Karin

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Next to our front door is a niche with the underfloor heating installation at the bottom (behind a white hood). Above it was a coat rack that we could not use much. I wanted storage space for shopping bags, scarves and gloves and the children's shoes. I mounted 4 Besta cabinets and made open boxes between them. The whole is framed with multiplex.

Customized solution for in a niche

I first mounted the Ikea besta cabinets, using a suspension rail. I had already ordered the wood before, but afterwards I could have done it better after mounting. For example, the Ikea cabinets turned out to be not 38 high (as stated in the description) but 38.5 cm. Fortunately, this minor deviation is not noticed in the end. First I put the boxes together, because I had everything sawn in miter, this was very easy. Pay attention when ordering in miter, I had swapped the long side for the short side for a part and then I was sitting with sloping sides at the front ... so I had to order a number of parts again. I left the compartments overnight with clamps. Then I put the parts of the bottom compartment (useful for children's shoes) and the conversion in the cupboard. I have not secured these because they are clamped. I have left the conversion on the sides shallow because you only see the front. Saves something in the costs. I did not glue the bottom compartment, it rests on the installation for the underfloor heating. This way, the box can also easily be removed if something needs to be done about this installation. Finally, I made the backs of the boxes from narrow strips, which I glued to thin MDF.

The dimensions of the cabinet

86.5 wide and 177.0 cm high.

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€ 622,32

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