We used 2 of the KALLAX (4 square x 2 square shelves), on their sides. Then a 2×4 frame was attached to the back of them.
Then, two additional units (Art no: 202.946.19) were placed on the back.
We used 4″ ABS pipes for the legs.
For the L section we used another 4 square x 2 square unit.
Then a large piece off plywood was placed on top and after a couple weeks of agony I chose a laminate top.
We used one of the really big units (5×5 KALLAX) behind the desk where we keep sample bags of pet food.
The project was way beyond what we could do on our own, so we did have to hire a contractor. Labor and materials outside of the items we bought from IKEA were significant. I think the entire set up, with the big unit behind us was about $2500. But considering how huge it is, I think it was a great price.
This is at Bobcat Pets in Eugene OR.
~ by Tara
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