I assembled this completely from scrap pieces from the Ikea free scrap bin with the exception of the backing board which is made from 2 medium gray (for contrast) mat boards from a local art supply store ($12.49 total). I obtained the 4 Allen screws from Ikea for free as well as 8 Ikea Billy shelf pins. There are of course scratches and a bad area on the bottom frame piece but it’s hidden. Also, I put it on 4 casters which I obtained from a piece of furniture someone in my neighborhood put out for trash (and added 2 hidden ones in the bottom center just in case it should sag in the future). Anyway, total cost of the project was $12.49 for the backing board and 2 days of my time. Hope folks like it.”
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.