Published on May 12th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Antonius frame turns into printer cabinet, to its surprise

Materials: Antonius frame, Harlig doors, drawer runners, Jigsaw and Fixa screwdriver.

Description: Since one of our printers is 1cm too wide to fit inside a Besta cabinet we had to find a solution to house our two printers in a very small space. It had to be a cabinet with slide-out feature so we could tuck them away when not in use.

We realized that the Antonius frame was less than half the price than that of a standard DIY metal frame, so we bought one and assembled it.

As this was a very-low-budget hack we used aluminium profiles we had at home to attach the runners to the frame. The frame guides helped levelling the runners. Luckily a Harlig 40×60 door fits seamlessly between the runners.

For the top and the front we cut two Harlig doors (60×57 for the top, 60×70 for the front) to match the width of the Antonius frame. Because this cabinet was supposed to be alongside a Vika table, the length of the top was kept at 60cm, despite the 54cm frame length.

We installed an extension socket on the inside for all the printer and other plugs. We still had the space to use the bottom guide for an Antonius drawer, very convenient for storing paper. ;)

~ Marcelo Aguiar, Lisbon

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One Response to Antonius frame turns into printer cabinet, to its surprise

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Hi, I have a couple of questions:
    How has this diy held up over the years? I am thinking about building a cabinet from the same frame, but am unfamilar with the aluminium profiles. Where might I purchase? Last question, how many Harlig doors did you use?

    Thanks for your time!

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