Cash wrap counter to die for. It’s massive!

We used IKEA components to build a massive cash wrap counter for our petstore.


  • 3 x KALLAX 4×2 shelving units (Art no: 202.758.85)
  • 2 x KALLAX shelving units (Art no: 202.946.19)
  • 1 x KALLAX 5×5 shelving unit (Art no. 703.015.42)
  • Frames to cover the back of the 2×4 KALLAX units
  • 4″ ABS pipes
  • Laminate top

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.

Massive cash wrap counter. IKEA Kallax hack

Then, two additional units (Art no: 202.946.19) were placed on the back.

Massive cash wrap counter. IKEA Kallax hack

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.

Massive cash wrap counter. IKEA Kallax hack

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.

Massive cash wrap counter. IKEA Kallax hack

This is at Bobcat Pets in Eugene OR.

~ by Tara

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