Furthermore, Joep found the tapered sides that hide the runners pretty clumsy. They do not allow you to put a lot of items next to each other, or it will wedge against the tapered sides and easily tip over.
This is especially true for the nice round glass spices containers he had envisioned to store in it.
Joep folded an aluminium sheet to roughly follow the contours of the spice containers. One row of containers stands upright on a shelf, the other row lays at an angle.
With some corner brackets he screwed the two shelves to the front panel and rear pole just underneath the top drawer. And voilà! Two new rows of spices nicely lined up between the top and bottom drawer.
Another addition happened when he found foldable crates that were just the right width as the pull out drawer. With a bit of hot glue and plastic angle pieces, these crates sit nice and snug on top of the drawer to allow for even more storage.
And you can slide them forward and backward to access the spices underneath. Or remove them completely should you not require them anymore.
With these two addition, Joep’s pull-out spice cabinet is duly maxed out.
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.