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Turn A Simple IKEA Chest Into A Chic Piece Of Furniture With One Hack
You can take a wood chest from IKEA for under $60 and flip it into a stunning piece with IKEA's RAST three-drawer chest, some paint, a saw, sandpaper, and wood glue.
You'll need the IKEA RAST, two pieces of plywood (a 1 ¾-inch and a 2 inches by 2 inches by 8 feet), 220-grit sandpaper, wood glue, wood filler, primer, and furniture paint.
This project also requires a miter or circle saw, a cordless drill, 5/16 and 7/64 drill bits, #8 1 ½-inch flat-head Phillips wood screws, a screwdriver, and drawer handles.
Assemble the chest according to the IKEA instructions, but leave off the last drawer and its supports. Turn the finished unit upside down, and saw your plywood to match the base.
Cut the two-by-two into four 3-inch pieces for the legs, and apply wood glue to the tops. Firmly attach them to the corners of your plywood for the new base.
Flip the plywood over and use the 5/16-inch drill bit to secure the legs with a wood screw. Add wood glue along the two bottom sections of the chest.
Press the base down with the legs facing upward. Using the 7/64-inch drill bit, make four holes in the bottom of the chest, each within an inch of a leg.
Hide hardware with wood filler and let it dry before sanding it. Brush on the primer, sand the chest to create a better surface before painting it, and attach the drawer pulls.