Published on July 5th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Double-deck Rast

Materials: 2 x Rast, 4 x FÅGLEBODA Handles, 1 x FÅGLAVIK Handle, other Hanles, Screws, Paint, Saw, e wooden board/shelf

I had one Rast, the outer part painted in white with silver FÅGLEBODA Handles on the drawers. This was nice, but not nice enough so I decided to buy another Rast, getting more colors and replace a drawer with a shelf.

I started by painting one drawer front in red and used some handles I had for a long time. They are similar to the ones that came with the Rast but a little bit bigger, darker and more used looking.

As you can see on the pictures, I cut 2 drawer fronts in 2 parts and just put them together on the inside with a small plate and some screws. So when you look at the Rast it seems as if are two drawers but it’s still just one.

I painted them and used some different handles.

Then I placed one Rast on top of the other and for that it’s more stable I drilled some holes and used the small parts you normally use for shelves (in billy for example) – I don’t know how they’re called but you can see them on one pic.

What else? Oh yes, I didn’t fix the small board on the bottom of the upper Rast and I replaced a drawer with a shelf.

Guess that’s all…

~ Sabine, Basel, Switzerland

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15 Responses to Double-deck Rast

  1. I’m thinking it should have just been painted, maybe a drawer taken out & then left alone!

  2. Anonymous says:

    timeless? really? what planet do you all live on?

    • Anonymous says:

      Timeless is maybe not very understandable – also due to my English. More precisely, for me it’s modern and retro at once. It reminds me on the 20ies, 50ies and 70ies as well – not the worst periods in design at all.

      What planet? Surely not a countryside styled house with decoupage “prettified” furniture and butterfly wall tattoos.

      There are also many hacks on this great site that are definitely not MY TASTE and that’s all fine because there is really enough space for everyone. I mean your comment is o.k. but calling for censorship above is just ridiculous!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I realy like this hack, especially the colour scheme. It looks simple and timeless. Sure it’s not crafted perfectly (as f.e. the chest of drawers on schubladen.de) – the area over the shelves could be “cleaner”. But if you don’t bother the wholes and “hanging” and also the “faux-two-drawer” (without it would be a boring symmetry) it’s a clever idea to get a unique piece out of something really boring (I mean the rast). Affordable and you don’t have to be a carpenter.

    By the way, if you by any chance need a wall hook nearby – this nice one with Tchibo in Germany could suit well: http://www.tchibo.de/Wandgarderobe-p400014444.html (look for Wandgarderobe at tchibo.de if the link is not displayed). Just my thinking when I saw your chest of drawers…

  4. Anonymous says:


  5. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, I am missing words…

  6. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, but it looks hideous to me :/

    • Beate says:

      if you like it or not is not important. We do not share tast, we share ideas, kreativity and how to.

    • Anonymous says:

      If this site is to thrive in the future, taste, class, style along with creativity and ingenuity DO matter. Many more submissions like this and the recent “over sofa table” turn many regular visitors off, and turn this site into a joke. Jules will over time lose viewers and therefore sponsor income. I’d hate to have this happen, as I do still like to visit here, but my patience has been sorely tested recently.


    • Anonymous says:

      Timothy, It’s up to Jules to allow the post in the first place.. this is a moderated site. I’m sure Jules knows what she’s doing in letting certain hacks be posted. Personally, I do not think this particular hack to be stylish, but tastes vary.

      Keep up the good work, Jules.

    • Anonymous says:

      Totally agree!

    • Anonymous says:

      It might be worth it for Jules to start to separate out hacks into different categories: one for things that have been truly *hacked* into something new, another for those things which have been *decorated* (and not actually hacked), and another for what I like to call “painfully-european”. If you read this site regularly you know exactly what I’m taking about with that last one, although if you don’t here’s a explanation: The hacker will go way out of their way, and take special steps to take a perfectly good piece from Ikea and make it into something super-ugly and possibly functionless. It’s a talent for sure. The hack in this post certainly qualifies.

    • Anonymous says:

      why “painfully-European”? Would that make the earlier over Sofa table “painfully-American”?


    • Anonymous says:

      Haha, painfully European!! As I said before it looks hideous to me, and I’m European down to my core. This is racism.

    • Anonymous says:

      Jules, it seems that you either have a troll or someone forgot to take their medication.

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