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 exactly between two walls. With an extra piece to create a playground 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 does not work. 3 wall supports have been used in the desk area. One against the side and 2 against the back wall. These are also secured in the bottom of the shelf with small screws. The boards are rounded 4mm on one side at the top so that the children cannot bump themselves too hard, and it also looks nicely finished.

Finished format: 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 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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