seth tried standing on a rast bedside table (bad move! don’t do it) and broke it. he salvaged the parts into what he calls a FrankenRast and FrankenRast Jr.
he says, “soon after said implied mishap, i bought new (and larger) computer speakers, and wanted to use more of the vertical space in my office. i had an existing, still-intact rast already in-use for my printer. from all this, and a sudden abundance of pine boards, the FrankenRast (pronounced Fraaahn-ken-rast) was born.
i took the broken remains of a rast and sanded them up and stained where the damage exposed the wood’s natural color (loosely speaking). i cut down 3/8″ diameter threaded rods to 2′ long, and drilled aligned holes in the existing and recovered rast shelves. i then used washers and nuts to slap the whole thing together. it’s rather sturdy, looks pretty sweet, and was easily adjusted to get it level.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.