Published on March 1st, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker8
Low Budget Table Top Shelf + Cable Solution
Materials: BESTA VARA Drawer Front, RATIONELL VARIERA Shelf Insert, BILLY Book-end
Description: For an extremely low budget hack, after various different combination in mind, I’ve decided to go with these.
The reason I used BESTA VARA drawer front as a shelf was because the size was exactly what I wanted without sawing and stuff. Also the drawer has grooves that can be used to do something like a sliding door but I didn’t use it for this project.
For the leg, I used RATIONELL VARIERA shelf’s leg instead of the more popular CAPITA legs cause it’s cheaper and I can make full used of the metal shelf as well.
Screw the leg to shelf with small screws. The one came with the shelf can’t be used as those were flat based screws.
Using a plier or hammer, flatten the two wide side of the metal shelf to be used as a wall.
Then pressed the left/right side with a plier so it will wrap the leg in between a little bit to make the wall stand in place.
Place the BILLY Book-end in between the two legs/ wall to hide the gap. The door can still be pulled open softly to hide all your messy cabling and harddisk in the hidden area.
~ Imchaser, Singapore