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Published on April 19th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Stenstorp Kitchen Trolley Deluxe

Materials: Stenstorp Kitchen Trolley, Compressed Wood, Stainless Steel Rods, Drawer Slides, Ikea Drawer Handles & Paint

Description: We have been looking for a nice kitchen trolley for a long time, but they all basically were way too expensive!

We knew what kind of trolley we liked and when I came across the Stenstorp Trolley from Ikea I thought it was perfect for some simple adjustments.

The idea was to keep the trolley as is but add stainless steel ‘safety’ rails (so our stuff doesn’t fall out) and a drawer.

When starting the drawings for cutting the wood and assembly I thought it might be a nice idea to remove the top front wooden panel and create 2 drawers instead of 1. (This would be small, but perfect to store a kitchen scale, potholders etc.)

I looked at one of the Ikea drawers I have in a cupboard and used that design for my custom sized drawers.

Luckily all the drawings panned out and the entire construction fitted on the first go.

I’m really happy with the end result. (It actually ended up looking like how I wanted it to look…which is something I wasn’t counting on ;) )

Click to download instructions pdf.

~ Patrick Kaneman, The Netherlands

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Jules Yap

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20 Responses to Stenstorp Kitchen Trolley Deluxe

  1. Anita says:

    Just bought this trolley, but sure wish it looked like the updated one you did. Unfortunately, my husband is not skilled enough to upgrade it. Too bad IKEA doesn’t jump on your idea. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Michael says:

    I have two of these that I’m struggling to deal with on a tiled floor. They roll away every time I touch them. Any advice on replacing the two wheels with some legs?

    • Patrick Kaneman says:

      You could also replace the wheels with wheels with a brake. (should be able to find some at any hardware store)

  3. Ole says:

    Do you have some measures for the drawers and sides/fronts

  4. Mateo says:

    going to make this one as my first hack! got the cart home put it together and now I like it but want more from it. Shouldn’t be to hard for this sheet metal worker

  5. Lindsey says:

    This is absolutely beautiful! It’s my first time on Ikea hackers (my roommate informed me about it last night because she told me about this specific project) so I am not sure how it works. Did all the extra parts also come from Ikea to “revamp” the old design? Do you have a list of those parts? I might not be able to tackle this project on my own!

    • Patrick Kaneman says:

      Glad you like it! Not everything comes from ikea, it contains a lot of boards made of compressed wood (Which you can find in your local hardware store). And as you can see in the pictures, I used quite a lot. You need to create a flat surface for the drawers…and the drawers themselves are custom made. (I used the Ikea design for the drawers…but because I needed a specific size, I recreated them with supplies from a hardware store.) Also, you need to find the stainless steel bars somewhere (In my town I had to go to a special metal store) and cut them to the right size. The assembly and parts are mentioned in the blue prints I posted in the comments above.

      Good luck!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Izzanice! You should do some official IKEA designing.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I like the fact that the “blue prints” are really blue :)
    Nicely done!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Insanely good!

  9. Muyserin says:

    A truly impressive hack! Well done!

  10. Anonymous says:

    You did a great job!!!

    Could you please add your sketches(from: 3) plans & Sawed Boards) to the PDF? I think that would be in a lot of help.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Fabulous, I want the same one for me! Great job
    You could show this to Ikea, they could improve their own trolley ;-)

  12. Pacific NW Blogfan says:

    Awesome job. One of the best I have seen on here.

  13. Dave Azar says:

    this is the essence of Ikea Hacking!!! i love it

  14. jo says:

    i want have one of those. but i already have a bekvam cart in my kitchen and i miss space….

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