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Published on February 21st, 2011 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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When Ikea doesn’t make a small enough cabinet





Materials: cover panel, plywoods or cabinet material, IKEA hinges, drawer track and handles

Description: The problem with this space was it was too small for a regular sized IKEA lower cabinet. She really wanted the space for baking sheets and bag storage. We had to custom build two side cabinets with door fronts made from the cover panels that are the same brown stain as the rest of her IKEA kitchen. We ended up using one side hinge drawer from another IKEA cabinet as a track that sat underneath the pullout instead of on the side like IKEA cabinets.

The cover panel was cut down to size and stained on the side that was cut. The cover panel/door was routed to fit the IKEA hinges.

We had the same IKEA handles added to the drawer. Now we have to 7″ width drawers that look exactly like IKEA cabinets on the outside.

See more of the slim kitchen cabinet.

~ John Webb Construction and Design, Portland and Eugene, Oregon

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12 Responses to When Ikea doesn’t make a small enough cabinet

  1. Anonymous says:

    My dad made eaxactly the same cabinets next to their oven. Very handy:)

  2. Anonymous says:

    And what a cool picture above the oven!

  3. jo says:

    great idea!!! you could mount a regular drawer in a vertical way, leaving it with its bottom in the less accessible side (in this case, near the oven) and use it as a vertical pantry, where to store bottles, or spice containers. you need to divide the drawer, and maybe add sth to stop stuff from falling, maybe a net or a wire.
    i feel like this is the first in the 2011 to compete as hack of the year!
    i’ll repeat myself, great idea, even if you’re a professional and you must have great ideas as your job….

  4. Danny says:

    nice Eurythmics poster…

  5. this is a great idea!!! you could mount a regular drawer in a vertical way, leaving it with its bottom in the less accessible side (in this case, near the oven) and use it as a vertical pantry, where to store bottles, or spice containers.

  6. geoff says:

    Sweet dreams are made of THIS

    … I know, sooo lame. I just couldn’t resist :)

  7. Anonymous says:

    Very nice use of the space! And I like that Dave and Annie are in the kitchen!! ;D

  8. Anonymous says:

    Very nice hack. Although the George Michael/Eurythmic (?) altar is a little bit distracting.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Love that Dave & Annie are in the kitchen! You take some lentils and you take some rice…

  10. Moontree says:

    OMG forget the ikea hack, you have the EURYTHMICS IN YOUR KITCHEN. <3

  11. this is a great idea!!! you could mount a regular drawer in a vertical way, leaving it with its bottom in the less accessible side (in this case, near the oven) and use it as a vertical pantry, where to store bottles, or spice containers.

  12. Anonymous says:

    This is very neat, and exactly what I need to do in my kitchen, although I only need a cabinet on one side of the oven… this is what I came here to find! :)

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