Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Looking for a huge workshape? Here's one at 8'
West Elm modular storage furniture already so I decided to use these as the base. 6" ikea capita legs to the bottom of each set. - Then I used the 2 feet from the base of the West Elm storage unit and mounted them to the center and top of each West Elm cabinet set I had already put together. - To create the gap, I used another eight 6" ikea capita legs (four for each cabinet set) and added them to the top of the cabinets. The only problem was that the Ikea legs were 6" and the West Elm base feet that I had used were seven. So I had some extra strips of wood lying around (almost 1'" thick) and screwed these into the top of the cabinets first, then screwed the Ikea legs on top of the 1" strips of wood to make the required 7" inches. - My super (incidentally named 'Angel') was kind enough to help me lift the 55lb slab of 8 foot woodblock (Ikea pronomen countertop) on to the entire contraption so it rested lightly on the Ikea legs. I used the hardware that came with the countertop to attach the desktop to the West Elm base feet attached to the cabinet. This way the Ikea countertop was firmly attached to the base West Elm cabinets and resting on top of the Ikea legs along the length of the cabinets. So it's stable but difficult to move but that's ok since it's 8' long and I have no desire to move it. It took me almost a full day. apartmenttherapy.com (link corrected). The hanging pendant lamps I made according to a hack posted right here (thank you thank you) out of Ikea cutlery containers, and light sockets. And the chair covering is also an Ikea sheepskin throw rug."