Description: I needed a storage solution for for my large sheets of art paper, but architectural flat file cabinets are so expensive. IKEA table tops to the rescue!
I bought six LINNMON table tops and attached CAPITA legs to them, and then stacked them on top of each other. For the table top that would be at the bottom, I attached six CAPITA legs for extra support. I also used the 8″ legs on the bottom table top to make it higher. For the rest of the table tops, I used 4″ legs.
On the bottom of each CAPITA leg that would rest on a table top (i.e., every table top except the one on the bottom) I applied a dab of Liquid Nails. Then when I stacked the tables, the adhesive held each level together.
I also love how the flat file storage unit is tall enough for me to work while standing up. I’m happy. And my paper is even happier.
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