Hacks Antonius 5-763021

Published on August 23rd, 2013 | by Jules Yap


ANTONIUS shoe storage

Antonius 5-763021

Materials: 2 ANTONIUS frames, spray colors, planks of old wooden cases

Description: I was looking for a plain solution to store our shoes. So I made this Hack.

1.If you like spray the 8 ANTONIUS connecting pieces (4 per frame). Sand them slightly before (fine abrasive paper) and cover the corner fittings with masking tape. I chose neon colors because the effect works great on the white powder coating. (Here I was inspired by the amazing hack “Unalibreria” – Elia Maurizi / Francesco Pepa).

2.When assembling the frame make sure that the position of one side rail per frame is reversed (see my manual picture).


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3.Shelves: Planks must have a length of 43,5 cm. I chose planks of old wooden wine and fruit cases. They are relatively cheap to purchase (4 Euro per case, I bought 8). But you can also use anything else you might prefer or get cheap (pallets or something). Dismantling cases and cut the planks.

4.The rest was a little bit tricky because the Antonius guide rail is very small (6 mm) and thickness of my planks 12 mm. I thought that wood of 6 mm thickness or less may bend through. So I cut planks at the ends and used a chisel to narrow the edges (tedious work! pros use a milling machine). My planks had various widths, so I tried for the right shelf width.

~ Micha, Oldenburg, Germany


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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".

2 Responses to ANTONIUS shoe storage

  1. Inspirational idea says:

    Some of the ideas are really smart. This is definitely one of them. Thanks for posting it.

  2. Kamianta says:

    Nice :) But think about some panel to protect wall.

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