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Published on September 23rd, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Sideboard beauty

You can make a mistake and redeem it with some hacking. Adam’s “oops” turns out to be a sideboard with “oomph”.

“I am always looking for new ways to use things and Ikea is great for that. Especially when you make a mistake ordering a kitchen. I bought 2 tall wall units at 400mm wide instead of 500mm. Promptly bought and fitted the right size (to avoid the fury of the wife) and hid the 400mm ones in the garage while I thought of something to use them for.

When I was building an extension a couple of years later decided that if I turned them on there side and fitted them together they would be an ideal size as a sideboard unit in my sun room. Fitted them with a couple of shelves put a couple of Abstrakt doors to match the kitchen ones and oak worktop from Ikea to match the kitchen also. We always get comments on it and people have asked where I bought it from, and I tell them how I had it all planned this way from the beginning. Only my wife knows the real story! Or does she?

I have also used the Ikea oak worktop every where in my house, for various different applications I have attached some pics as examples.”

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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".

12 Responses to Sideboard beauty

  1. Very good usage of space…

  2. Liam Sarson says:

    Great Job. May I ask how the doors are mounted though on the sideboard?

    Are these mounted on each side so that the doors open outwards?

  3. KarenAllison says:

    Great job!
    Could you please tell me where you got the coat rack from?? LOVE it.

  4. Anonymous says:

    If you don’t mind me asking what are you using for your floating shelves?
    Also, did you find it difficult to cut the butcher block countertop length-wise or at an angle?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Love the desk. Great work!

  6. Granite is a natural stone which is quite unique since, unlike man-made materials, these natural stones will show a variation in colour and texture to be used as kitchen worktops. With this in mind, the remodeling of your kitchen will gave it a beautiful look by the use of granite.

  7. Hans says:

    That’s what I said too. Seems he is using kitchen countertop. Like the NUMERÄR.

  8. Brent Colaw says:

    The link says the worktop is an ANTONIUS Worktop, it’s not. The Antonius is particle board and 5/8″ thick.
    Does anyone know what it is?

  9. MyFuZZyButtZ says:

    That’s nice lookin’! Good Job!

  10. Hans says:

    Nice ideas.
    The sideboard’s worktop looks like it has been made from one piece while the worktops are only 17 3/8″ wide. How did you do that? The worktop’s thickness also looks bigger than standard.

  11. ME says:

    I love the desk in the lofted area. Great ideas!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Creative and clean design…good job!

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