Ikea Rast Hack

So I finally got around to starting my Ikea Rast Hack. I love doing stuff like this and really should make more time to do it!

I generally try to buy secondhand furniture as it lasts way longer and is generally of better quality than anything I could afford new. Could I find anything to fit in this nook I have in the hallway? Hell no!

So long story short, the Rast fits in the nook perfectly. Although its a fairly solid piece of furniture it’s pretty ugly huh?


So then the search for an Ikea Hack…. The one that I love the most is this one from The Turquoise Home


Amazing huh?!

So here goes….

Firstly purchased the Rast and some thin strips of pine to overlay on the drawers. Measured (7.5″ and 21″incase I need to remember!) cut and the PVAed (not a real word, but hey this is my world!) them to the drawer fronts. I don’t need to put the strips on the sides of the unit for this project as it fits so snug you won’t see them. After the PVA had stuck them down I went over all the little gaps with some wood filler.