Published on September 5th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


Adding drawers to your kitchen cabinet

Megan shares how she added drawers to her kitchen cabinet.

Megan tells me, “We moved into our new house about 6 months ago. I really wanted our plates and bowls in a drawer, my husband made this 4 sided frame to mount the drawers in. It slides perfectly into our existing cabinet, there are a couple screws mounting the frame to the cabinet.

We bought the largest drawers that would fit in our cabinet, and as an added bonus it gave us an area to the left to store platters and trays. One tip I have is to make your interior frame width the same as the interior width of the Ikea cabinets. Hubby (ignoring my advice) tried to build what he thought was right based on the drawers and had to take it apart and do it again because it was too wide.”

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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".

3 Responses to Adding drawers to your kitchen cabinet

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love it! Very cool!!!

  2. ladies cheers , here the solution of your problem :-)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wow… what a great way to make Ikea drawers work with standard non-Ikea cabinets.

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