Besta Bestadoor

Published on November 27th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Besta by the Door

small space coat landing storage

Materials: 75 5/8″ Besta shelf unit, Antonius clothes rail, 4 3/8″ Grundtal hooks, screws

We needed a narrow piece of furniture to hold our various coats and jackets (you need quite a variety in Seattle) that did not mount to the wall. The Besta shelf was the perfect fit for our pocket-sized entryway.

After building the frame, we lowered all the shelves to the bottom to be used for shoes, bags, etc.

The Antonius clothes rail was a bit long, so after chopping that to the appropriate length, we then attached it to the ceiling of the shelf used long screws drilled in from the top.

small space coat landing storage
Besta landing storage

We chose to leave the back off the shelf because we needed access to the light switches on that wall.

Threw on a couple packages of large Gruntal hooks, and bam! Besta by the Door.

~ Mary McMurray, Seattle, WA

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9 Responses to Besta by the Door

  1. Anonymous says:

    Very creative! I was under the impression that although it’s usually just hardboard/masonite, the backing is necessary to keep the unit sturdy and square. I think I would put the back on and use a jig saw to cut out a little hole to access the light switch.

  2. Anonymous says:

    some people are renters and cant put holes in the walls so they cant secure it to the walls. though there are ways to hide that. my only suggestion would be to add a curtain to have a clean look or even two doors to the front maybe. i probably would have added some legs to the bottom as well to match the height of the door more appealling to the “Eye”. but I do like the idea overall and will be using some leftover billy bookcase pieces left over to complete something using this idea. good job.

  3. Anonymous says:

    i am assuming they want you to secure items to the wall if you have small children or pets in the home as they might pull on the items and they may fall on them and be injured. If you have no children you may not need to secure items to the wall.

  4. Sing says:

    Great idea and so well put together, looks like a built in.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    I’m wondering why you chose not to secure it to the wall, when the original instructions say to secure it for the shelf unit? It looks great, and I may even try it, but am wondering if you are using something else to secure it, or if you had a specific reason for not doing so. I have a jonas secretary desk I need to put together, and I am supposed to secure it, but don’t want to.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Cute, I love it what depth did you buy 15 or 7

  8. Very creative way to solve a space problem. Great ideas!

  9. Saskia says:

    Love it, normally I don’t like the look of all those jackets in the hallway. But this way they’re concealed just enough ^_^. I’m so gonna copy this. But then with 2 next to each other and some legs (my floor is rather uneven).

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