Description: I always had a mess under my desk stacking ring binders, folders, and other paper files on a Rast. The ring binders where placed on top of the Rast, because they do not fit inside — it’s 4 cm too short. The other papers were stacked on the lower shelf.
So, first I lowered the lower shelf, to place it on a similar position as the upper one. I drilled new holes into the side panels and filled the existing ones. To ease moving the Rast around — for cleaning or rearranging — I added small casters. They are almost invisible, the Rast seems to be floating.
Next I roll-painted the Rast cream-white. This already looked very nice, ringfolders do fit. But I still had some paper files and folders I would have to stack on top of the Rast — very ugly and impractical.
I bought 3 sets of Knuff magazine files — each consisting of a smaller and a bigger one. I roll-painted them cream-white too, drilled two small holes into the bottom of each and screwed 5 (two smaller and three bigger ones) on top of the Rast. They are aligned to make the different lengths almost invisible.
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