LERBERG² industrial sideboard - IKEA Hackers

LERBERG² industrial sideboard

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Few months ago I bought 2 Lerberg CD/DVD shelves. They ended being useless, since I don’t use the obsolete plastic discs anymore…

What to do now with those shelves?

Two Lerberg CD/DVD shelves + Oak floorboards = a perfect sideboard in a corridor!

You will need:

-2 IKEA Lerberg CD/DVD shelves
-8 wood floorboards (70mm wide)
-8 threaded spindles (diameter 6mm)
-few meters of wood wedge
-drill, saw, glue, clamps…

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Lerberg shelves are very sturdy and their shape is a good basis to build anything possible. Here I use them as legs supporting the oak (solid) shelves.

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Each Lerberg shelf has originally four threaded holes, used to hang them on a wall so I decided to take profit of those holes with threaded spindles, in order to keep the 2 elements distant from each other, thus making a standing structure.

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It’s quite tricky to find the right length for the spindles since they have to match the length of the floorboards plus some extra length to allow it to screw into the threaded holes of the 2 lerberg shelves… Once you find the right distance between the two units, you get the main structure of the sideboard. Also, don’t forget that you need to drill extra holes to insert more spindles. I used tape to locate precisely the position of the spindle.

Side effect is, the furniture has no screw at all 😉

For the shelves, I was lucky enough to find the perfect width of floorboard : 70mm. After applying some coating, I assembled the different elements on the metal structure like this :

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Glue is not compulsory but highly recommended 😉

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To improve the stability of the furniture, you can use cable bracing against its back. Here is a trick, cost is near zero :

Use thin metallic cable and a common sugar you would use normally for electricity. You just need to strip the plastic case around the metal core!

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Here is the final result :

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Solid oak marries perfectly with the anthracite color of the Lerberg shelf!

Be inspired!