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Old Jun 21st, 06, 11:27 am   #1
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I have a very narrow space (12 inch deep) by my back door that I would like to have as a row of "lockers." I think the kitchen cabinets would work well except the space is only 170 cm (roughly 66 inches) tall before there is an opening in the wall looking into my kitchen. I thought I would use hooks inside for coats and keep toys in another set. The only problem is that I can't figure out how I can work with that height restriction. Do you think I could use a high akurum cabinet and cut it down?

Any thoughts? I would really appreciate it.

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Welcome! We're glad you're here!

You could use the 12 or 15 in wide wall cabinets in a 39" height and set them on a row of fan cabinets that are 24" high for a total of 63 inches. Here is an example of four 15 inch cabinets above two 30 inch fan cabinets. They are 12 inches deep.

Oh, one more thing, you might want to think about where you want to put the hooks...the backing of the cabinet will not support it. I'd suggest either the side of the cabinets or through the top instead.



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This is from a store display (obviously), and a little wider than you can use, but it shows the locker idea. I like how they put magnetic clips on the door hinges! Note the hooks from the tops of the cabinets.

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Sheesh Susan...you get all snippy at me for being polyforum but here you go hiding cool photos like this...what else ya got?

This display may just be the ticket for my mudroom - in the waaaaaaay future!

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I like both the ideas and the picture is awesome. Thank you so much for them. They may work but I was hoping however to have a little bit more hanging room then 39."

Do you think cutting down a high cabinet would work or am I just asking for trouble?

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You can cut down a high cabinet, but you'd want to use a door style that's easy to cut down. Any of the slab front cabinets are easy.

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I've got lots -- my card holds between 164 - 5204 pics depending on resolution. But we usually have it set so that we can store about 350 pics, and we usually fill it up on a trip to IKEA. What are you lookin' for?

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I was thinking of using a high cabinet with one long door and one small, and loosing the section for the small door so I don't have to do any cutting of the doors.



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Well, there's a 64" door that goes with the high cabinets. If you cut down a high cabinet to that height, you'd be all set with a door -- no need for cutting.

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