Published on January 1st, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Akurum Pantry and Base into Window Seat

Materials: Akurum Pantry and Base Cabinet

Description: I made a plinth out of 2 x 4 lumber 3.5 inches shorter then the 2 feet width pantry. I faced the 2 x 4 s with Ikea Akurum toe kick. Next I screwed the base cabinet and pantry together and placed it on the plinth. I then used the Ikea mounting hardware to place it on the wall. I then filled the gaps on the end with more toe kick. My wife has since purchased a pad and upholstered it and purchased baskets for storage. It is quite nice and gets a great deal of use.

~ George Stevens, York PA

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6 Responses to Akurum Pantry and Base into Window Seat

  1. Anonymous says:

    oops wrong link…this one is for the 15 inch wide one and is correct. My apologies:


  2. Anonymous says:

    I apologize for the late reply. I did not realize my submission was accepted and posted. It is an Akurum “High Cabinet. Here is the link: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S19824714/
    Of course you just need the frame and not the doors. My wife purchased a nice thick pad online and covered it. It looks very customized.

  3. malberini says:

    I was also intrigued as to what they have used… I think I found the answer. I believe these cabinets are part of the “AKURUM/RATIONELL system Special cabinets”. See here:

  4. Kaitlin says:

    Agreed- I would love to have a link! Thanks and well done!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Can you provide a link to the particular akurum pantry unit you used? I can’t figure out which one it would be.

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