Published on April 1st, 2011 | by Jules IKEAHacker


Rast Turned Sideboard

Materials: Rast Dressers, paint, wood stain, wood filler, drawer handles, drill


-Two Ikea Rast dressers
-Wood measured to build two shelves
-Two 6″x1″x12′ pieces of wood – the surface piece cut in half and stained
-Wood filler to fill in the drawer knob holes
-A quart of hi-gloss Martha Stewart paint in Seal (used two coats)
-Six new drawer handles from Home Depot (you will need to drill new holes for the handles)

~ Nadia Shen, Brooklyn

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10 Responses to Rast Turned Sideboard

  1. Anonymous says:


  2. Sing says:

    Love it. Great surface and storage solution.

  3. beautiful! Love the color of the wood piece on top.

  4. WF says:

    Great! The solid wood on the top makes a big difference!

  5. david miller says:

    What a clever idea! And what a clever blog altogether! I live/work in Scandinavia Ikea ‘hacking’ is the coolest thing I’ve seen in ages. Well done all round – brilliant!!

  6. Adair Nicole says:

    Love this dresser! i think it would look so awesome too if they painted the top piece of wood a bright color, like mint green! :)

    I also just launched my new blog! I’d be honored if you checked it out and let me know what you think. Thanks so much! Have a great weekend!

    Click here to see The Modern Life by Adair Nicole

  7. Great Color Combination

  8. Anonymous says:

    how did you mount the shelves? brackets?

  9. Anonymous says:

    I love this we are going to do it in a pop way for our daughters room. It’s solved a bit of a quandry!

  10. Anonymous says:

    WOW, this is gorgeous! Could you tell me which colour stain you used? I would love to use it on my coffee table.

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