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Published on April 12th, 2016 | by IH guest


KALLAX Changing Room with Storage

IKEA items used:

  • 3x KALLAX 4×4
  • 3x KALLAX 1×4

Other Items used:

  • Prefinished Birch Plywood
  • Metal Plumbing Pipe and fittings
  • 2×4 lumber

When I was remodeling my Kyokushin Karate Dojo, I needed some simple changing rooms for the students. I wanted them to be easy to put up, and ideally make it so they would stay clean and tidy. After thinking about it, the KALLAX seemed like a good fit. The process was fairly simple. First we made a simple frame out of 2×4 on the floor to raise the KALLAX up a bit, and to give it somewhat of a built-in cabinet look. We mounted then 4×4 KALLAX to the 2×4 frame and the wall. Next the 1×4 KALLAX were put on their side above the 4×4.*

Once the KALLAX shelves were in place and secured to the wall and each other, we applied the birch plywood backing. This gave privacy to the changing area, plus a nice place for people to sit against on the other side. We added plumbing pipe to create a curtain rod, which had the added benefit of providing stability/ridgidity on the free-standing end of the KALLAX.

*The 5×5 would have been a good choice as well, but the length would not work for our scenario. Certainly, cutting down the 5×5 to be a 5×4 was an option, but going with a 4×4 + 1×4 was quicker and easier)

KALLAX Changing Room with Storage

KALLAX Changing Room with Storage

KALLAX Changing Room with Storage

~ Jon Campbell

Expedit peninsula kitchen counter
Leirvik bed with LED night lights

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One Response to KALLAX Changing Room with Storage

  1. Nie you can build something like this for your kids too, transforming your KALLAX into giant LEGO bricks. Check out the qlib on Kickstarter

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