Secondary Storage tabledrawer

Published on December 3rd, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Trofast Under The Table Drawer

Materials: Trofast storage box

Description: We needed storage for our Ikea Vika Amon desk and Svanbo coffee table (to hide the many controllers we have!).

We already had the Trofast storage unit so we went out and brought 2 more little white storage boxes.

The hack is pretty simple and quick. We took out the white rails from the storage unit and put some 3M double sided tape on the TOP side of the rail.

We flipped the coffee table over. Then with the box and rails “assembled” (do this so you don’t even need to do any measuring for a perfect fit), we positioned it in place and voila!…an easy pull-out drawer to keep your surfaces clutter free.

**Note that the pine storage unit has grooves instead of the detachable rails
**Also, you could use rails from the pax storage systems (which I think you can buy separately)

~ Kim and Billy, Vancouver, Canada

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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 Trofast Under The Table Drawer

  1. Anonymous says:

    Whats and alternative for those who do not already have a trofast storage unit

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’m sure double sided tape will hold it fine unless you have a very large lube collection.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is a brilliant hack and I want to do this too. One question, double sided tape is strong enough to hold the drawer??

  4. Spark*Amy says:

    You don’t need to buy the unit, only the bin and rails. Only the white Trofast units have rails so you have to look in that section or ask about them saying you have a white unit. I’d be looking at around $3-4.

  5. Anonymous says:

    If were to need to buy a Trofast storage unit, wouldn’t that make this an expensive hack?

  6. Max Power says:

    I’ve done something similar; I have a roll-out keyboard under my coffee table. Fits lots of remotes, plus a small bluetooth keyboard and a mouse and pad. This would be a nice addition, a place to put the remotes I rarely ever use.

  7. Neon says:

    Bought, not brought.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The lube suggestion is definitely opening minds all over IKEA hacker. I like the way you think! Very functional hack that’s still easy on the eyes.


  9. LiveLikeYou says:

    My first time on this blog. What a blast! Need to send in my Ikea ideas..they go beyond hacking…

  10. MyFuZZyButtZ says:

    Alright, Flame, you missed the whole point! It could be for TV Guide, candy, other magazines or the crossword puzzle and a pencil. Hell, use it to hide the lube! It can be for anything YOU want and it’s a great idea! Good Job!

  11. Clever, but I wouldn’t build something like that just for remotes.

  12. Anonymous says:

    very clever!

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