Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Besta toy storage

Elena and Markus are total Ikea addicts who hacked this Besta storage for toys.

"We bought two Besta shelf units last spring and wanted to use them to store the kids' toys in the living room.



Unfortunately you cannot have this unit with two drawers, because the drawers are a little less than half the height and a little more than 1/3, so it just does not work and we went for the drawer+door solution with Grip handles for the drawers on top and push latches for the doors at the bottom.



It turns out that those push latches are not so easy to open, especially for kids and also that those Norum doors are so wide that the hinges cannot really hold them up properly, so the whole thing did not look really nice, with the doors at the bottom hanging down in the middle.



So, inspired by this hack we bought 4 Inreda drawers without front and had a carpenter fix the Norum doors to fit the drawers!"

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