Later, when they abandoned me and thought it was boring, I attached the cabinets to each other using a few wood screws.
I basically built 2 identical sections of 3 cabinet frames as this build is symmetrical.
The section on the left is slightly smaller. There I had to trim off one of the corners of the back of one cabinet to fit it behind the existing heater. This was then all hidden by trim at the very end.
Making the triangular shaped top
After I put in place each set of 3 kitchen cabinets, I still had a triangular shaped gap at the top. For this I made a few triangular sides using a plank of about 40mm thick and then clad the outside with a similarly shaped piece of mdf.
Everything was first glued with standard wood glue and then attached with pin nails.
The middle triangle part was left open, cause that just looked cooler to me. 🙂
After I glued the triangles to a sheet of mdf at the bottom I also added a similarly sized piece of mdf to the back.
I slid the piece on top and then the process of trimming things out started. I needed to cover up the gaps at the top and sides. Also paid attention to trim out where the heater was attached in the middle.
So I bought and cut various thin strips of wood and put them in place. At the end, I went around every seam with painters caulk to really make it look built-in.
Glue glue glue, and some pin nails later it was time to paint it.
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.