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Published on October 24th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Another twinned Hemnes shoe cabinet

Materials: Hemnes shoe cabinet

Description: Do you remember the inspiring ScrapHacker’s idea “HEMNES gets a double topping“?

I’ve decided to use it in my hallway, following the anonymous comment of removing one of the “sides” in the middle. Actually, instead of that, I’ve decided to keep both inner “sides” and I’ve removed one of the inner columns, as you can see in this photo.

First of all I did 4 mirrored holes in the rear side of the central column. Remember, the front side can not have any hole. Then I did the 10 holes in the opposite lateral side of the column. So, I mounted the Hemnes as a single shoe cabinet with 3 legs. Finally, because I don’t consider myself a handyman and I don’t even have a handsaw, I’ve kept untouched the two original top plates. Therefore the two twinned top plates have a bit of an overhang on each side of the cabinet as you can see in this final photo.

Last tip: according your firefighters, keep in mind you have to respect the hallways’ standard measures.

So, ScrapHacker, you may be glad of being inspiring to someone else: me!

I hope your hack can still be helpful to more people.

~ Paulo, Canada

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Jules Yap

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7 Responses to Another twinned Hemnes shoe cabinet

  1. Shani says:

    This is exactly what I’m hoping to do in my entry–with only 3 legs (one center column), what’s the total width When doubled? Thanks!

  2. Sam says:

    Hi, love your idea and am considering getting this shoe cabinet. A question, do you think it is possible to saw away the wooden legs ? I will still mount it to the wall, just that i prefer not to have any wooden legs (easier my my irobot vacuum machine to move around.
    Will the wood break if i saw the legs?

    Thanks .

  3. Paulo says:

    Aaron, from Luxemburg, did the same painting in black and red.
    Search for the post “Yet another twinned HEMNES shoe cabinet” here in Ikeahackers.

  4. Paulo says:

    Grace Wang, from London, has kindly published the drawings for the central column holes in her post “Wedded Hemnes Shoe Cabinets [Twined and Painted]” here in Ikeahackers.

    Search for it!

  5. Paulo says:

    Hi, anonymous. This is Paulo. No question is stupid.

    Yes, the two cabinets can be taken apart since you keep the other inner column ( you may horizontaly hide the spare one under the twinned cabinet). But once you get back to the original configuration, one of the separated cabinets will have 10 visible holes over one of its lateral columns (you can at least chose, right or left). You can place the cabinet in a way your guests don’t see the holes. You should also clog up the holes avoiding insects to elect them as home.

    Of all my Ikea hacks over my house, this cabinet is the better one according my guests.

    Bon courage!

  6. Anonymous says:

    This might be a stupid question, but can the two cabinets be taken apart and reconfigured as separate if you wanted to down the road? This is a great idea, but I hesitate to do something that can’t be undone someday.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Now this is a beautiful hack! Nice work!

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