Introduction: (Ikea Dokument) Letter Tray Drawer

This is a very simple 10-minutes Ikea hack to make a drawer out of an Ikea Dokument Letter Tray.

I have a simple standing desk that does not come with any drawer or storage compartments. Then I realized my unused wire letter trays would make perfect light-weight drawers to keep the clutter off the desk surface ...

Step 1: Step 1: Cut the Letter Tray Frame

Cut the rails out of the letter tray frame using something like a pipe cutter, hacksaw or Dremel etc.

Note the tube height above and below the rails should be consistent to keep the tray leveled when mounted.

Find wood screws that are long enough to go through the tube and bite into the desk surface, and have large enough diameter or use washers to not fall through the tube. I used 1.75 inch screws.

Step 2: Step 2: Mount It

I temporarily taped the rails to the tray to make it easier to mark the hole positions at my desired location under the desk surface. Mark the 4 screw positions, optionally drill a bit of pilot hole, screw the rails in and you're done!

Enjoy a clutter-free workspace.

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oursgrognon made it!(author)2016-08-04

I added two drawers under my desk and one for my scanner! Thanks

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oursgrognon made it!(author)2016-03-14

Thanks!

I finaly have place to store paper under my desk!

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ElenoreZh made it!(author)2015-12-27

That is exactly what I need, and I happen to have all these materials at hand! Thanks for sharing!

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Cal_W made it!(author)2015-12-21

Great idea! Just looking at the photo of the original, uncut ikea drawer thing, you could actually make it a three layer holder. Cut off the top rounded part, and use some form of adhesive or maybe a plastic stopper, that goes into the wood and the newly made holes in the drawer. Voila! A tiered drawer!

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jhuangtw made it!(author)2015-12-21

awesome point! a 3-tier for me might make the legroom a bit crammed, I'll try out 2-tiers!

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hlsun77 made it!(author)2015-12-18

This is a good idea. I want to make it.Thank you.

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