My laundry room is very small and I needed to add some extra storage but didn’t have much space to work with.
In between my washer and dryer I had a whopping 11″ and when I saw that IKEA makes a shorter version of the HYLLIS Shelf I knew it was perfect for a rolling storage cart that slots right into the space.
It just needed a little hack to make it look pretty and add some utility. With the addition of some casters, a wooden storage box and some corner brackets I was able to turn a simple IKEA HYLLIS shelf into an industrial rolling storage cart that is ideal for any tight space.
These were attached using wood glue and brad nails. I finished the box with stain and polyurethane. You can find more detail on the finishes that I chose here.
Step 4 – Install the Wood Storage Box
Drop the wood box in place. I Drilled holes through the legs into the wood (careful not to go all the way through). Then use wood screws to tighten the legs to the box. I also installed Simpson Strongtie corner brackets at the top of each of the corners of the box to even out the look.
This is an abridged version. See the full tutorial for this IKEA HYLLIS rolling storage cart hack with more details and tips here.
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.