Published on June 28th, 2010 | by Jules IKEAHacker23
Cabinet to hide the boiler and fuse box
Materials: Pax Wardrobe
Description: I had an ugly, 1970′s cabinet that hid our boiler and our fusebox. I wanted the cabinet to match the kitchen just a few feet away.
The challenge was that there’s lots of pipes and electrical wires that can’t be moved.
I purchased one 100cm wide and two 50cm wide Pax wardrobe cabinets with doors that matched my ikea kitchen.
The 100cm wide cabinet was used to hide the boiler. I used only the two side panels, the bottom toe kick and the doors. The board meant to go at the top of the cabinet was cut into several pieces that allowed the pipe, but still provided the needed stability. Holes were cut into the sides to allow pipes and wires.
One of the 50cm cabinets was used to hide some pipes and a fusebox. The cabinet was assembled according to the instructions with only half of the back and holes cut into the side to accommodate a large pipe.
The third cabinet was assembled with no hack. It’s nice to have some extra storage.
I love the final product. I was pleasantly surprised to find the chipboard tolerated cutting and drilling with no problems at all.
~ Jules, Vancouver bc