Is it possible to ask a question about the UTRUSTA corner base cabinet carousel?
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I was wondering if anyone has bought two of these, but combined into one unit, so with 4 swivel shelves instead of 2?
Or any other good corner hacks?
That’s an interesting idea … but I’ve not seen it done.
Looking at the assembly manual, it looks possible to insert another swivel shelf into the rod. Personally, I think 4 shelves will be too tight for the height of the cabinet.
Anyone tried this? Do show us how it’s done. Yes! It’s possible and Karrie B. shows us how it’s done. Scroll down to end of post for the solution.
Maximising the corner cabinet without a carousel
While the corner carousel does help you see and reach everything in the corner, IMHO, it does waste a fair amount of space.
Shawna did away with the spinning thing entirely. Instead she used drawer slides and extra shelves to create a shelf and a pull out sections in the cabinet.
It works and is very economical too, compared to the price of the carousel. See her hack here.
Related: 5 kitchen hacks to organize and declutter
For the deep corner, a lazy susan like SNUDDA may be helpful. See it here.
Hope it works.
SOLVED! 4 Tier Corner Cabinet Carousel hack
I decided to hack the carousel because I use the cupboard as a pantry and I found that I had lots of small items like spices. And I also had lots of things stacked on top of each other. It was disorderly and hard to get to when I was trying to find items.
Since I already had one carousel, it only cost the price of the second unit. Now, I have twice as much space and all the short/ small items are in order.
IKEA items used:
- 2 x IKEA UTRUSTA corner cabinet carousel
BEFORE! Carousel with 2 tiers of shelves
Other materials and tools:
- I used a drill to make a hole through the spindle for the top shelf
4 tier carousel instructions:
I put together all the shelves from the second unit.
Then I undid the pole in the existing unit inside the cabinet.
I put the extra two shelves onto the pole and reinstalled the pole in the cabinet.
Next, I slid all the shelves up to the top and put the pins in. Then, I lowered the shelves — starting from the bottom shelf first to compensate for how close the shelves are to each other.
Lastly, I had to drill a new hole at the top for the pin for the top shelf.
And here it is, a corner cabinet carousel with 4 revolving tiers.
What’s the hardest part of the hack?
The hardest part of the hack was getting all the pins in and the shelves to stay up while I put in the pins.
Start putting the pin in for the shelf at the lowest tier, with all the other shelves held above where you are working.
I used tins of tuna to stop the shelves from falling down on the one I was working on, after a number of bruises from the other shelves slipping down.
Looking back, would you have done it differently?
Probably would have used the tuna tins sooner or worked out a better way to hold the top shelves up.
I started by working from the top down and when I got to the bottom I realised there wasn’t enough space to put the pin in on the last shelf. I had to pull the whole thing apart and start again from the bottom up.
~ by Karrie B.
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Updated with new content from original post on May 13, 2020.