Problem: Extend and add to current non-Ikea kitchen cabinets on a budget.
Solution: Ikea AKURUM modifications
Finding that the AKURUM line of products was almost exactly the correct depth to match my current cabinet box while still adding oak face trim, it seemed a real no-brainer. To match the width of my current 2.25″ oak face trim, I simple added a 3/4″ outer oak veneer panel with 3/4″ pine board spacer between. To match my existing kickplate, I built a quick shadowbox to both lift the hack into the proper position and provide the proper kickplate surface. Fine tuning was done by wood shims and cardboard spacers.
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.