IKEA hack: update of our besta sideboard with connecting desk for the kids, by Karel

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A eiken plank to finish the top of an Ikea Besta sideboard, fitting snugly between two walls. With an extra piece to create a play area for the children.

Work description: how did you realize your project

The shelf is fixed to the cabinet with mounting kit and then secured from the inside with screws so that it fits more closely to the cabinet and so that it will not work. The desk part uses 3 wall supports. One against the side and 2 against the back wall. These are also secured in the bottom of the shelf with small screws. The planks are rounded at the top by 4mm on one side so that the children can't hit them too hard, and it also looks nicely finished.

Final size: What are the outer dimensions?

It consists of two shelves, both 41.5 cm deep (the depth of the Ikea Besta cabinets + the door over which the shelf falls). The planks are together 4.08 meters wide, where the seam falls exactly at 180.0 cm so that it sits exactly above 2 doors.

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