Ikea Besta hack – storage cabinet in the hall, by Karin

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I made a storage cabinet for our hall from IKEA BESTA cabinets and multiplex. The cabinet consists of a number of square and rectangular Ikea cabinets, interspersed with two open compartments. Against the side, where you would normally see the seams of the various cabinets, I mounted a shallow cabinet, with shelves. One part is lined with bulletin board. The other parts have a back wall of narrow slats that I glued to the back plate. The cabinet floats and I framed it on the side and top with the MDF.

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I first mounted the Ikea cabinets, and then measured everything carefully. I mitered the boxes and glued them together. First I glued the parts together on the outside with painter's tape and then glued them together and secured them with glue clamps. After drying for a day, I placed the compartments in the cupboard. The back walls fit right in. I did not attach the compartments further because they remain firmly in the cupboard. Then I assembled the side and attached it to the wall. Finally I mounted the frame.

The dimensions of the cabinet

The case is 134.0 wide and 220.0 cm high.

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