I wanted to place the KALLAX unit (2×4) horizontally so it would be 2 high and the product description led me to believe this was possible.
From the description it said – “Choose whether you want to place it vertically or horizontally and use it as a shelf or sideboard.”
However the LINNMON connecting fitting does not fit with the unit placed this way. I’ve been onto IKEA customer services and all they said is that the description is wrong …
Any ideas how to connect the LINNMON table top to a horizontally positioned on a 4×2 KALLAX unit.
Do you know or any LINNMON style connecting fitting that could be used in place of the IKEA provided one.
The problem with the IKEA one is the upward facing side is about 1cm too small to fit over the border of the KALLAX unit of the LINNMON table unit – if it was the same on both sides it would be perfect.
You’re in luck! This Reddit user found a way to attach the LINNMON desk to the KALLAX in horizontal position. Here’s his set-up.
He says “By using the connectors for these two parts and cutting out a small notch in the LINNMON it is possible to use the metal connectors backwards. As the notches are completely inside the outer wooden ‘beam’ of the LINNMON it still allows full strength in the connection.”
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