I Love IKEA Sektion Cupboards! (However Beware Of This When Ordering)

After spending hours engaged on cupboard doorways and drawer fronts yesterday (getting them caulked, primed, sanded, and prepared for paint in the present day), I made a decision to take a little bit little bit of time to place collectively the final part of cupboards and get them into place. And whereas I used to be placing the center part of cupboards collectively, I noticed that I had made a mistake in ordering the cupboards. Let me present you.

The final part of cupboards I wanted to place collectively was this space simply contained in the studio door from the breakfast room.

For this space, I ordered two cupboards which can be 40 inches tall for the underside, two cupboards which can be 30 inches tall for the center, and two cupboards which can be 20 inches tall for the highest. That offers me a complete of 90 inches in top, so after including the toes and the crown molding, I’ll be proper on the 96-inch wall top.

However right here’s the place I bumped into an issue. When ordering, I didn’t take note of which 30-inch-high cupboards I used to be shopping for. I used to be simply hyper targeted on the size (30h x 30w x 15d) , and didn’t take note of a lot else. And it simply so occurs that 30 inches is the usual top for all of their decrease cupboard frames. As a result of I wasn’t paying shut consideration after I ordered, I ended up shopping for two 30″ x 30″ x 15″ decrease cupboards as an alternative of higher wall cupboards. The decrease and higher cupboards are virtually equivalent with two exceptions.

First, the decrease cupboards have holes drilled on the underside panel of the cupboard field in order that their cupboard legs (that are offered individually) could be hooked up. And second, the decrease cupboards don’t include a strong prime panel for the cupboard field. As an alternative, they arrive with these metallic rails which have screw holes in them so that you could screw the rails to the countertop.

The higher wall cupboards have strong panels on the highest and the underside, and no metallic rails. You may see the distinction on this financial institution of cupboards in my workplace space of the studio.

You may see the decrease cupboard rail hooked up to the underside panel on the center cupboard, however then the center and higher cupboards have strong panels that may be hooked up to one another with screws.

It doesn’t trouble me on these cupboards in any respect. That wasn’t the results of a mistake in ordering. It was the results of me altering my thoughts concerning the design plan after I had already ordered and acquired the cupboards. I can roll with the punches in conditions like that. And for the reason that cupboards with the rails are on the underside, you may’t actually see the rails. And with the entire doorways and drawer fronts on, none of that’s seen anyway.

But it surely does trouble me a little bit extra to have a cupboard with rails as an alternative of a strong prime within the center part of this wall. I assumed that I might simply set up them with out the highest rails. That means, after I open these cupboards, I’d simply see the strong backside of the highest cupboards and never see any metallic rails.

However sadly, that didn’t work. Are you able to see the issue?

The primary drawback is that with out the rails, I’ve no technique to screw this cupboard to the highest cupboard. I might give you an answer for that, however there was one other challenge. With out both the rails or the highest strong piece, the again piece is just too brief and there’s nothing to stabilize it alongside the highest edge. That appears even worse than the metallic rails.

I’ve appeared on the IKEA web site to see in the event that they promote these prime panels individually, however I haven’t discovered them but. I’ll should name and see in the event that they will help me. If not, I’m contemplating switching the order of the cupboards and placing the 30-inch cupboards on the underside, the 40-inch cupboards within the center, and the 20-inch cupboards on the highest. That means, the cupboards with the rails shall be on backside and the rails shall be much less seen. Ugh! All as a result of I wasn’t paying shut sufficient consideration when ordering.

However let me simply state for the document that I really like IKEA Sektion cupboards! I’ve been so impressed with them. They’re really easy to place collectively. They’re strong and durable as soon as assembled. And you may alter the doorways and drawer fronts in order that they’re completely spaced. Thus far, that has been the factor I’m essentially the most impressed with.

The door hinges have three-way changes. You need to use the three screws to regulate the doorways left and proper, up and down, and out and in.

After which on the drawers even have three-way changes! That is one thing I’ve by no means seen on ready-made furnishings that I’ve to assemble myself. The drawer fronts could be adjusted out and in, left and proper, and up and down. I really like that!

Y’all know I’m a perfectionist, and I can’t stand doorways and drawer fronts to be erratically spaced. However with all of those alternative ways to make advantageous changes, you will get them good!

I’ll do the ultimate changes on these as soon as I get the doorways sanded, trimmed, and painted. However simply have a look at the near-perfect spacing between these doorways and drawers!

I want I had taken an image of them earlier than adjusting them. They have been very visibly erratically spaced, and it made my eyes twitch to take a look at them. However after changes, they’re nearly good! (Though the left higher door must go up only a contact extra.)

However general, I’ve been so impressed with IKEA Sektion cupboards. I now have ready-made (pre-assembled) unfinished inventory cupboards, fully DIY customized made cupboards, and IKEA Sektion cupboards in our residence. All of them have their professionals and cons, and perhaps sooner or later quickly I’ll write a put up evaluating and contrasting and itemizing the professionals and cons of every. However for now, I’m completely having fun with the IKEA cupboards in my studio.