Published on December 27th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Rast doubled & dolled up!

Materials: Rast, ikea material & paint

Description: I’ve been looking for a bedside table/bookcase for my little boys room that they share. I wanted something fun & unique to match the decor, so i got hacking!!

I got two Ikea RAST turned one upside down, drilled 8 holes (two on the bottom of each side of the legs that are going together) & glued 2 dowels on each side into the holes. I then doubled the rast up & they’re held in place with ‘no more nails’ glue & the dowels – they’re very sturdy.

Next I painted them white & the shelves orange & I tacked a piece of Ikea material to the back, to match the decor & so things wouldn’t fall off the back of the shelf.

I love the outcome, it’s unique & fun & it matches the room perfectly! Most of all the boys love it!

~ Peita

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

5 Responses to Rast doubled & dolled up!

  1. Peita says:

    Thanks everyone for the kind comments! The owl is awesome, i got it from target a couple of years ago.

  2. Anonymous says:

    owl, owl, owl, we need to know about the owl… where? I love what you did with this shelves, and also matching the stripes in the back of the shelves to the decor on the walls. Cool!

  3. Anonymous says:

    a great hint on how to join two rasts. i did the same thing in my kitchen, but only used two metal joining plates each side (inside) which do show of course but are covered by things inside the shelves. I was afraid of splitting the wood if i drilled into the side-pieces end on. next time i will have courage to try that.

  4. Cozmik says:

    Where did you get that adorable owl?

  5. I like your idea. It turns out nicely. The room decoration also looks really practical.

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