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Published on April 2nd, 2014 | by uwe christiaens


Besta wall


The idea of a Besta cabinet to hide away all our stuff was quickly decided, the problem of a cabinet was the collection of dust on the top of it, of course.. so, once again we took our tools together to modify the cabinet into a wall.. but first things first : the frame built up


First ‘floor’ cabinet structure, next pictures shows the build up for the whole you can see above and on the sides the spaces just gather dust..

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So we filled the gaps with a frame of wood attached to the sides of the cabinets with simple screws, at the same height as the frame.. then we fastened the mdf-sheets,


The mdf sheets are the same thickness as the Besta Tofta doors (18mm) so the entire cabinet is an ‘insert’ in the surrounding mdf-plating after the silicone-finish and paintjob. .. the pictures show you what I mean..

Thickness the same as the Besta Tofta doors..

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And the final result : a wall


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5 Responses to Besta wall

  1. Uwe christiaes says:

    @ jonathan : just plain white semi gloss

  2. Jonathan Smith says:

    what color did you paint trim?

  3. Kathy says:

    Very nice creative solution to clutter. Will definitely try this BESTA hack. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Paulo says:

    Great finishing.

  5. Flavia says:

    Love it!!! Great job guys, and thanks for sharing this project :)

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