Published on June 1st, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Fitting a Molger Under the sink

Ikea Molger Shelving Unit (brown) Article Number : 302.034.21

Description: I had an old tall 5 shelf Molger shelving unit from the Bathroom in my old flat but it really did not fit in the new flat.

So, I thought I’d modify it into a new under wash basin shelving unit.

After deconstructing the Molger Shelf; Cut the two side pieces to the desired height (around 55cm is good). This also leaves enough timber in the legs for extra support across the joined shelving units.

Then by using pairs of the original shelves and cutting out a few slats you can construct something that fits your washbasin.

Also two of the original shelves are doweled. This is quite handy and you can still use the doweling in the second shelf to hold the two together.

Tools and additional items;
- Screwdriver
- Drill
- Saw
- a few extra self-tapping screws.
- the original IKEA screws can be used for the top shelf.

~ Luke, London

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Jules Yap

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4 Responses to Fitting a Molger Under the sink

  1. Livvy says:

    Wow. Really adds a touch of spa, plus storage!I think the way you did it looks great.

    We are thinking of hacking a tall Molger unit into a shorter one. Can you advise what is the spacing between the shelves? We are hoping to end up with something about 3″ high.

  2. Luke, London says:

    Hi, Thanks.
    I had thought about having it higher. But I was thinking about maximising the storage space on the top level. I think you are right though – it would look pretty cool as a fake “Vessel Sink”. I should have thought about it more.

    And I should have taken more photos during the process.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I think it looks GREAT!
    Thanks for sharing :]

  4. Anonymous says:

    If you had raised it up to JUST underneath the bowl of the sink it would have looked like a vessel sink! Give it a few more inches!

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