Here’s my hack of the IKEA kitchen drawer divider Maximera.
We use the 80cm wide high divider for a drawer to store pots and other heavy stuff. The Maximera only has some small friction pads to hold its position, too weak for our heavy pots. So I first decided to bolt the upper part of the dividers, but that did not solved the problem. Unfortunately, it is not possible to bolt it also at the lower part where the friction pads are, so I decided to solve the problem in a different way.
As I did not found something sufficient in the home improvement store, I printed four plastic parts that grip around the sides of the drawer divider, and that can be bolted into the metal chassis of the drawer. Now the dividers cannot move anymore.
To mount the maxima foot, as I call them, you have first to unmount the Maxima divider. Then you simply push the foot over the friction pad of the side plastic parts. There, the foot can move up and down. Then you mount the divider again, moves it to the right position and then drill some 2mm holes through the foot and the drawer. Last step is to fix it with some small bolts.
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.