The holes must be covered because the little sweeties will gnaw on them. I used Aluminum-Profiles (U-Form) to cover the exposed parts.
I used two different type of rails. One for gnaw protection (C form) and one for the sliding glass doors (E form)
Cut the C form rails and use silicone glue to adhere them onto the exposed edges.
Insert your VARIERA shelf inserts in every designated placement. Use silicone adhesive to stick them onto the board.
I covered the floors with PVC sheet from Amazon.
Just cut out the holes on the PVC sheet.
The sliding door rails
The best glue for the sliding glass rails is silicone as well.
After setting up everything, the back wall can now be screwed into the KALLAX. I used screws and nails.
Because some things still have sharp edges, I covered them with little wood pieces. Looks so much better than before 🙂
The VARIERA inserts got plastic covers too because I didn’t want to see the ugly silicone.
Small glass panes prevents the bedding from falling out:
My glass panes were specially cut and fitted and was the most expensive part of the hack, but it’s possible to use acrylic glass. That’s cheaper but I didn’t want any scratches, which may happen with acrylic.
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