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Published on September 4th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Flat File Storage Using LINNMON Table Tops


Materials: LINNMON table tops, CAPITA Legs

Description: I needed a storage solution for for my large sheets of art paper, but architectural flat file cabinets are so expensive. IKEA table tops to the rescue!

I bought six LINNMON table tops and attached CAPITA legs to them, and then stacked them on top of each other. For the table top that would be at the bottom, I attached six CAPITA legs for extra support. I also used the 8″ legs on the bottom table top to make it higher. For the rest of the table tops, I used 4″ legs.



On the bottom of each CAPITA leg that would rest on a table top (i.e., every table top except the one on the bottom) I applied a dab of Liquid Nails. Then when I stacked the tables, the adhesive held each level together.

I also love how the flat file storage unit is tall enough for me to work while standing up. I’m happy. And my paper is even happier.

See more of the Linnmon flat file storage.

~ Jonathan Fong


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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".

6 Responses to Flat File Storage Using LINNMON Table Tops

  1. Nancy Ippolito says:

    what a great idea! Nice work!

  2. Zonee says:

    Price as shown as of today October 20, 2013 $117.88 without the two extra legs under the bottom. They come in 4 packs for $16.99.
    Two Safco flat file trays at Cheap Joes are $129.95 without the Melamine top. This hack has six shelves.

    Great hack! This will be great for me when I get studio space. I would use this on top of a table instead of the floor. Each shelf with legs are less than $20. I am also going to hack this hack and find
    a slightly larger tabletop size that will allow storage for mat boards (32 x 40″).

    Thanks so much this just saved me hundreds!

  3. Neomig says:

    love it! If I had room I wouldn’t wait!

  4. Kitty says:

    this is fantastic!
    i could totally use some flatfile space for large paper or fabric that creases and won’t uncrease. i may have to find a place and build a version of this. :D

  5. Amy says:

    Nice! You’re right, flat files are outrageously expensive. This is an excellent hack.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I think that’s very clever, and looks fantastic!

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