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Published on January 20th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Trofast with wheels under the staircase

Materials: Trofast, wheels from the DIY store

Description: The triangle-shaped space under a staircase is hard to use. Trofast is often used under stairs with the flat side against the wall, but I have never seen it as used here. I fastened four rolling wheels on the underside, and a sturdy handle to roll it in and out of the closet for easy acess from the side. It now offers lots of space for spare bulk products like wine, potatoes, toiletpaper and pasta.

~ Maastricht, NL

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7 Responses to Trofast with wheels under the staircase

  1. Alexis E. says:

    This is such a great idea. We have always had a difficult time getting the most out of our downstairs closet. With this rack we’ll literally double our storage. We’re going to see if two might fit.

  2. Alana says:


  3. Anonymous says:

    This is genius!!! I love it!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Necessity is the mother invention. Great hack!

  5. Alexa says:

    I love the list of essentials, and their order.

  6. Anonymous says:

    This sounds like an idea in the making for me. I also have a space under my stairs that we keep the litter box in. I was just going to use a sink cabinet and hack it to a litter station as seen here before, but if I added some sides to this, I could make a lot better use of the space.

  7. jo says:

    i need to think about it, and come with an evolution of it. our new house will have an under staircase space, but, to gain space, there’s a fake and useless stair going down: the floor is not horizontal… i’ll let you know what my project will be

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