How To Make a "Built-In" Cabinet Out Of IKEA Varde Units

How To Make a "Built-In" Cabinet Out Of IKEA Varde Units

Faith Durand
Feb 20, 2009

OK, everyone. It's the last weekend of the February Jumpstart project. You've got one more weekend to send us your kitchen reorganizations, hacks, new projects, and whatever else you needed to get done this month. You could win a hefty Etsy gift certificate (they sell lots of good things for the kitchen!). And to inspire you, here is another great idea from This Old House: a "built-in" cabinet made with inexpensive IKEA cabinets.

The author made good use of vertical space in a kitchen corner by piling six IKEA Varde units on top of each other. Some of the doors open downwards, and others open up. It's a good solution for an otherwise unused corner, and it creates a huge amount of storage in this tiny NYC kitchen.

Here's the whole piece, with directions:

Small, Smart Upgrades for a Small Space

Related: Five Small Kitchens from This Old House

(Image: Alexandra Bandon)

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