Published on March 9th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Akurum deep drawer file cabinet

Materials: deep kitchen drawer (any width)

Description: This really just involves adding another support arm to a deep kitchen drawer, that intern holds the ikea drawer dividers high enough to accomodate standard files. This works great considering the deep drawers have a 100 lb. weight limit. The soft closers can be (recommended) used as well. I used wood 2×2′s and kerffed them to the original drawer back.

To do again I would probably paint the wood primer gray to mimic the drawer insides. A simple screw through the end of the second support arm holds it to the 2×2. New holes are required (same size as original) for the drawer front end of the support arm.

~ Don Van Dijk, Palm Springs CA

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2 Responses to Akurum deep drawer file cabinet

  1. don Van Dijk says:

    I don’t know about separately…maybe in the as – is section, or ask the kitchen department. I install a lot of kitchens so I always have extra parts…..Good Luck! This does work great. My client has loaded this to the gills, and the drawer still works beautifully

  2. Anonymous says:

    That looks great. I am looking to do the same thing. Given that you are adding pieces for the additional support, are these pieces available separately from Ikea?

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