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Old Nov 17th, 08, 12:26 pm   #1
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Has anyone converted a closet to an office space with IKEA products ? I want to convert a 6 1/2 ft wide, 8 ft high and 2 ft deep closet into an office space. I won't be working from home. I just need a space to file, put my laptop, and house my printer. I have already added an electrical outlet to the closet.

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Re: IKEA office in closet

No but we have converted two closets-one into a pantry and one into a drop area in the hall ie base cab with 3 drawers and above that a wall cab with under cab lighting. Easily done with the kitchen line. We've also made a desk area in the kitchen with akurum cabs-you just need to cut cab down by about 6 inches to make it a comfortable desk height.

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Re: IKEA office in closet

I converted a 44"x59" closet using Akurum cabinets combined with Elfa shelving from the Container Store.

Unfortunately the space is so smal that it's hard to take pictures, but basically I used 30" tall wall cabinets and Arlig beech doors, with about 12" of open space above the cabinets for extra storage, while the Elfa hardware was used for supporting the shelves and desktop. The solid shelves and desktop were made out of pieces cut from Akurum cabinet shelves.

There's still enough space left for an office chair, but that's it. Not recommended for claustrophobic persons.

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Old Nov 18th, 08, 12:32 am  
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Re: IKEA office in closet

It seems you have plenty of room(that is if your closet doors don't interfere-use two 15" base cabs and top with a countertop material. In one side you can have drwers and in the other you could have shelves with a door. Regular files won't fit horizontally in the 15" drawer but you can by the metal hanging rack (cut to legal or letter-staples has them) and place it ibn the drawer front to back. Up top you can do as you please - open shelves or better yet some wall cabs.

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Re: IKEA office in closet

If you don't feel up to modding akurum cabinets, the Alve and Vika line office furniture will also fit in there, if you have a standard depth closet.

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Old Nov 18th, 08, 2:28 pm  
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Re: IKEA office in closet

Found some links: http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/2007/10/pax-wardrobes-to-organise-your-entire.html
or: Ikea Pax - Home Office 1 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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the first link on ikea hacker does not work - can you repost?

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Re: IKEA office in closet

Thanks for the info. This gives me some pretty good ideas on what to do about the space.

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Re: IKEA office in closet

ikea hacker: pax wardrobes to organise your entire office should work, or go to ikea hacker and search for pax office (no quotes), then it's the second hit

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