This hack turns an Ikea HOL coffeetable-type piece of furniture (well, they call it a storage cube) into a side-opening cabinet. (The problem is that, unhacked, the HOL is top-opening so you can't stack them.) I use two stacked together as a printer stand plus as cabinets for my PC and ham radios.

Step 1: Decide which side you want to have fold down

he HOL has two sides (opposite one another) that are potential fold-downs and two that are
not. Choose one.
<p>I actually just left one side off and turned it into a feeding station for my cats. Keeps my dogs out, as they don't fit! I just keep the open side 6 or so inches from the wall. The cats fit, the German Shepherd doesn't!</p>
I think I'm gonna use this concept to make a hidden litter box, just cut an access portal for the little pooper. This table is only $35 now.
This is something I could actually do! thank you so much for sharing this! :)
Great job!
Great job! How much did the original table thing cost by itself (with tax and stuff.). Just an estimate..
Thanks for the comment, GorillazMiko! The HOL is $50 at Ikea. When we bought ours a couple of years ago my recollection is that they were cheaper, like $30 or so, but this may just be wishful thinking on my part. --Phil

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