Published on October 13th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Chinese drawers

Materials: Forhoja

Description: I don’t know how long I kept this piece instead of throwing it away. As I redesigned my hallway to a kind of ‘New Asian Style’, I had the idea to integrate this little wall-mounted chest.

I painted it to the same colour shade, that I chose for the wall. Wall paint for the wall, acrylic paint for the chest, off course.

Than I turned the drawers 180 degrees, because they have small fingerholes for opening, and I wanted to hide them.

At last I mounted the small door pulls. I bought them from Jatujak market in Bangkok.

~ Chris, Vienna (Austria)

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6 Responses to Chinese drawers

  1. Anonymous says:

    Yes, we the drawers backwards, with the finger holes to the wall.

    I think, forhoja is not in the IKEA sortiment any more.

    ~ Chris, Vienna (Austria)

  2. majeral says:

    Is this the one that has glass drawers? I have one that has 5 glass drawers they have handles on them. Is this the same thing? I love your idea and am Buddhist so I want to make this.
    Thank you

  3. Tiina says:

    ^ I believe they turned the drawers backwards, not upside down…

    That’s a nifty hack, and the oversized pulls make it look authentic. :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    Please explain where the holes went when you turned them upside down.
    Do ikea still cary forhoja drawers?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Looks great! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thats Fantastic!! You’ve just given me a whole bunch of ideas for when im next in BKK! –Ghostfish

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