Published on February 3rd, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Molger Cabinet and Bygel rail for the bathroom

Here is another two from Jari B. This time it’s his bathroom.

Molger Cabinet: Two pieces for the price of one.

“I purchased this now discontinued Molger cabinet, for the sole purpose of removing the sliding mirror from it and using it as my bathroom mirror. I’d been looking everywhere for a new mirror, and this was the one.

This mirror fit perfectly in the unusually narrow grotto formed between two columns in my bathroom. The rich wood finish was exactly the color I wanted. The fact that this piece was on sale at a clearance price, didn’t hurt, either. To mount the mirror, I used tiny 3/8 wood screws to attach a 2 keyhole type hangers to the backside of the frame.

I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with the rest of the Molger cabinet, but in the end, I decided to hang it over my desk and use it as wall shelf to hold miscellaneous office items. My apartment has very low ceilings and is quite small so the Molger cabinet’s mirrored back helps give the illusion of opening up the space a bit.”

Bygel in the bathroom

“I needed a towel bar to replace the cheap and crusty hardware store fixture that came with my apartment. I liked the stark industrial lines of the Bygel rail. I needed to modify to get it to work, however. I cut some wooden blocks, which would allow the 21 3/4″ wide rail to be mounted over the inset molding panels on my bathroom door. The wooden blocks also serve to help push the rail out from the door another 3/4″ which gives just the right amount of offset to comfortably hang a thicker folded bath towel. Unmodified and mounted directly, I felt that the Bygel rail sat too close to the surface to easily hang anything but thinner dish towels or washcloths.”

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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".

9 Responses to Molger Cabinet and Bygel rail for the bathroom

  1. I like the cabinet hanging over desk idea a lot. I was trying to do the same for my dining area to get more space for my china. I ended up giving it up cause I thought it will make the room look crowded and smaller. It looks great in your room though.

  2. m.winter says:

    Yes! That is usually one giveaway. :D The second is the uneven walls, due to the many layers of paint or many years of spackling up of old holes.

    Btw your fliker page really took me back in the days when I saw the bathroom shots. Reminded me of how i used to stare up and gaze out the bathroom skylight for hours at my grandmothers. Thank you for this! :)

  3. m.winter says:

    hahhaah. I saw the photos and instantly thought ‘this person comes from ny’. And sure enough they do!

    You can totally spot a ny apartment by the walls.

  4. JariB says:

    What?…Did the 400 coats of paint give it away? : )

  5. woolywoman says:

    I like the cabinet. I will have to remember the idea of putting a mirror on the back of a shelf.

  6. ChelseaDavy says:

    Simple yet effective just the way it should be!

  7. Anonymous says:

    is that trader joe’s tea tree soap?

    nice light in your bathroom.

  8. Anonymous says:

    what about the high shelves with boxes? I wanna see that


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