Secondary Storage shelf1

Published on March 12th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


suddenly it’s not junk

seth tried standing on a rast bedside table (bad move! don’t do it) and broke it. he salvaged the parts into what he calls a FrankenRast and FrankenRast Jr.

he says, “soon after said implied mishap, i bought new (and larger) computer speakers, and wanted to use more of the vertical space in my office. i had an existing, still-intact rast already in-use for my printer. from all this, and a sudden abundance of pine boards, the FrankenRast (pronounced Fraaahn-ken-rast) was born.

shelf1 P1010033

i took the broken remains of a rast and sanded them up and stained where the damage exposed the wood’s natural color (loosely speaking). i cut down 3/8″ diameter threaded rods to 2′ long, and drilled aligned holes in the existing and recovered rast shelves. i then used washers and nuts to slap the whole thing together. it’s rather sturdy, looks pretty sweet, and was easily adjusted to get it level.

FrankenRast Jr. was borne of the remaining 2 pieces of recovered wood, the excess threaded rods, and more washers and nuts.
P1010025-1 P1010027-1

click to view more pictures of seth’s shelving units.

More hacks on
fold-down desktop from the ivar unit
mirror art

The Author

Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

One Response to suddenly it’s not junk

  1. Anonymous says:

    Alright, I guess it’s not a real office until you have a Dwight bobblehead!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Back to Top ↑
  • Recommended for you

  • FREE 20 Best IKEA Hacks ebook. Get it here!



    See who won the IKEA Hack & Idea of the Year 2015!
    Voting has ended and we have winners. The The IKEA Idea of 2015 goes to …

  • And we have the winners for the IKEA Hack & Idea of the Year 2014!
    Without further ado, I would like to announce the winners of the IKEA Hack of 2014 as…

  • And the winners are!
    Again, IKEAHackers readers have chosen. It was another fun year picking the best of the best.

  • View all: Posts in chronological order |
    Hacks of the Year | Ideas of the Year

    Support IKEAHackers! Click here to start your Amazon shopping!.