Introduction: Ikea Rolling Storage Behemoth

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

From Ikea:

From elsewhere:

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.

Comments

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auntiemichal (author)2016-04-03

Couldn't you omit 4 of the Trofast frames and add cleats to support the drawers in the "invisible" frames? Saves about $200...

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rmpellant (author)auntiemichal2016-04-04

Yes you could. As long as you have the 2x4 support going across the bottom. My fear is that the bottom would twist as you roll it about. Good problem solving!

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ChristopherJames (author)2015-10-11

I could totally imagine having one of these storage behemoths at home.. Just got to find things to put in it…

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brenSt (author)2015-08-20

I just love the concept...want it...want it....someday

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slysimon (author)2015-08-19

An excellent idea. And just the type of solution I was looking for for my new workshop. Thanks for sharing.

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rmpellant (author)2015-08-17

Thanks everyone for the comments. This was not cheap. All of the Ikea items cost $960 which included shipping. I could have bought cheaper casters, but I loved the look of the coolcasters ($62 for six). Screws and 2x4s I had on stock. It is solid and will last.

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daddy099999 (author)2015-08-17

Excellent, I absolutely need to make one of these, may I ask the approximate total cost?

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l33tn00b (author)2015-08-16

This is a great project, how much was the total cost of the materials needed?

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DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-08-16

Nice. It is a mobile storage unit and a mobile work station.

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