Description: My husband and I recently replaced an old, tiny sofa with the Ikea Karlstad corner sofa. It’s huge. So huge, that we realized there was a hidden cost: We had to replace our old coffee table as well.
For flexibility’s sake, we decided to get two of the ~30″ square tables. These table have a shelf about halfway down the legs, but we have two active cats. Anything we left on that shelf would be identified as not bolted down, and therefore a cat toy.
So we needed drawers on rails that would hold from the top, instead of the side or bottom.
Based on another hack I’d seen around, I knew the Trofast drawers had a lip that made them pretty much perfect for this use. My husband picked up the Strecket rails from the kitchen department, and after testing that the rail and Trofast lip were a match, we took them home with us.
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.