Published on April 23rd, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Lay down and roll over Benno

Materials: Benno DVD tower,Ekby Tore brackets

Description: I am into papercrafting and I needed some small storage above my worktable. I bought a Benno DVD tower with the intention of laying it on its side. I cut some off of the bottom of it to allow it to fit in my alcove space. When I was assembling the piece I discovered that they provided channels for the piece of hardboard on the back to slide into.

I decided to roll it over and make the back into the front. I cut the hardboard into thirds. I drilled finger holes in two of them and put them on either end to hide some of the clutter. I applied iron-on melamine edging to cover the raw edges of the top, bottom,and center support.

I had a scrap piece of hardboard left over from another project so I cut it to fit on the back. I joined the shelves in H configurations to further divide the space behind the doors. The whole thing is supported by three Ekby Tore brackets. It gave me all the storage I needed for the items that I use most often.

~ Nancy Leigh Leidy, United States

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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".

3 Responses to Lay down and roll over Benno

  1. Krista says:

    This is fantastic! If I may ask, where did you get the iron on melamine edging?

  2. Debi Diamond says:

    I think what you did was so creative. This is what I think Pinterest is supposed to be all about. Thanks for sharing your creativity. I’ve already started to use your ideas for the inspiration for mine because I also need storage for some smaller supplies. I just wouldn’t have thought of this. Thx again.

  3. MV says:

    Love your idea for the sliding doors.

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