In our school's new maker space we had a storage problem. We needed lots of storage, but needed to maximize countertop real estate and mobility My solution is this Ikea Storage Behemoth.
Step 1: Materials
- (10)- Trofast Frames
- (1)- Karlby Countertop
- (40)-Trofast Storage Bins (16 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 4")
- (10)-Trofast Storage Bin (16 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 9")
- (50)-Trofast Lids
- (6)-3" caster wheels (3 locking
- (2)-2 x 4 x 8
- (2) boxes 1" deck screws
Step 2: Build Trofast Cabinets and Combine
The way I did it:
Build Trofast cabinets according to Ikea's instructions and glued the pegs and joints.
I flipped all 10 finished cabinets and screwed them together.
Next, I cut out space in the bottom to hold 2x4's on either side of cabinets. I used a circular saw and chisel. In hind site, I would precut the 2x4 slots before putting together the cabinets.
I attached the six wheels, flipped the behemoth onto the wheels and attached the countertop.
One person can move this around, but two would be more efficient.