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Sometimes you only have time for Ikea.... Systainer Storage
« on: September 26, 2015, 05:15 PM »
I pretty much work 7 days a week. I have wanted to build my own Sysports, but I just don't have the time. I swung by Ikea and just picked up some Ikea base cabinet boxes, 18x24x30. (Sektion 202.653.96) at $38 each and $11 for 2 shelves (Utrusta 202.655.32), it wasn't a bad compromise. Total $270.

From some old bathroom cabinets for a base to my Kapex station to storing my systainers.

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Re: Sometimes you only have time for Ikea.... Systainer Storage
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2015, 05:39 PM »
awesome its a much cleaner look with the systainers! those ikea fit the sysaz?  thanks for sharing
When youre feeling depressed just treat yourself to a systainer even if its a mini systainer its ok.

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Re: Sometimes you only have time for Ikea.... Systainer Storage
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2015, 05:46 PM »
awesome its a much cleaner look with the systainers! those ikea fit the sysaz?  thanks for sharing

I don't think so, you need 16-13/16" (427mm) wide by 14-31/32" (380 mm) for the sysaz, the inside of the Ikea base unit is 16.5" (419mm) wide. When I get the chance, I will put the shelves on a glide which would be an easy modification to do.


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Re: Sometimes you only have time for Ikea.... Systainer Storage
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2015, 06:20 PM »
I am honestly glad that you posted this.  What an improvement!  There are times when simpler and time / cost constraints come into play where it is better for an individual to go "off-the-shelf"

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Re: Sometimes you only have time for Ikea.... Systainer Storage
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2015, 06:24 PM »
I am honestly glad that you posted this.  What an improvement!  There are times when simpler and time / cost constraints come into play where it is better for an individual to go "off-the-shelf"

Peter

These things are so quick to put together. Under 7 min a piece to assemble, took much more time to take out the old ones and slip these into place. just over 30 min to build them all. Can't go wrong with that. I used my brad gun on the backs as opposed to their little nails. Saves time. :)

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Re: Sometimes you only have time for Ikea.... Systainer Storage
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2015, 06:32 PM »
Added some 1/4" mdf 12.5" deep behind so the systainers don't slide back, Since the base cabinets are 24" deep. Perfect place to put additional accessories and things on,  like sand paper which can just be slid out as needed. You can put two systainers deep, like where my Dominio DF500 is, I have the systainer with the domino tenons behind.

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Re: Sometimes you only have time for Ikea.... Systainer Storage
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2015, 07:18 PM »
Looking good, I have something similar that I took out of a clients house once, that they were going to throw in the skip.
  Quick question, your systainers are sitting on fixed shelves and the fit is snug, so how are you getting the systainers off of the shelves to open the lids, as it looks like there is not enough space at the side of the systainers to get your fingers in either side or the. top to pull them out. Thanks.

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Re: Sometimes you only have time for Ikea.... Systainer Storage
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2015, 07:29 PM »
Looking good, I have something similar that I took out of a clients house once, that they were going to throw in the skip.
  Quick question, your systainers are sitting on fixed shelves and the fit is snug, so how are you getting the systainers off of the shelves to open the lids, as it looks like there is not enough space at the side of the systainers to get your fingers in either side or the. top to pull them out. Thanks.

There is a little finger space on the sides. I just grab by the T-loc as the systainers slide easy on the melamine, until I can grap hold of the box. not a big deal. If I do modify and put the shelves on glides, then there is plenty of room to grab the front of the shelves. 

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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2015, 07:38 PM »
Ok, I also put a couple of mine on glides, these have come in really handy when you have attic lids on the systainers like on the PDS, as sometimes you just want to grab something small quickly without taking out the whole box.

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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2015, 07:44 PM »
Very nicely executed.  And cost effective to boot.
I like it.
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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2015, 10:05 PM »
Very sweet, very nice.   [big grin]

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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2015, 11:15 PM »
I echo Peter's post. Even though I am retired, my project list continues to grow daily and at some time, as much as it may be desireable from a woodworker's perspective to fabricate my own little dog house for my tools, it's ultimately more important for me and my wife to fabricate the cabinetry that's involved with our daily life.

My tools can live in melamine...the other aspects in my life...not so much. Over the last few months I've tussled with the prospect of spending 2 days to fabricate a cabinet system to hold several Sys-Az drawers that I purchased. The defining argument is always, do I spend 16 hours making a cabinet for tools that already reside in Systainers or do I spend 16 hours making a more enjoyable living space?

16 additional hours to a young buck may not seem important, however, as time goes by...16 hours is really important to an old guy. That's the reason I feel this post is terrific. Thanks for the post, there is an Ikea locally that I will visit tomorrow.

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Re: Sometimes you only have time for Ikea.... Systainer Storage
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2015, 01:16 AM »
I put in an Ikea kitchen about 4 years ago and have been really happy with the cabinets.  They have held up perfectly and look the same as the day I assembled them.  We did all drawers for the lower cabinets and the hardware was good quality Blum and at a fair price.  I am not sure if those would work in conjunction with shelves but it doesn't look like it.  I built my own systainer racks but looking back on it I wish I had thought about doing this.  I spent nearly as much and it took at lot longer than banging together flat pack cabinets would.  I just built a new garage and have started working out the storage, I had planned on making my own cabinets but I am reconsidering that now, thanks for posting this.

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« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2015, 03:01 AM »
I've got miles of IKEA shelving holding my Systainers at present .. I HATE IT!! but it beats the alternative [embarassed]

The "two deep" thing has got me really thinking. I've also been thinking "side on", which may seem counter intuitive, but does significantly increase storage density.

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« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2015, 10:37 AM »
I have the same ikea cabs setup for my miter saw bench, except I used the wall depth cabinets which are 14 3/8" deep.  They are the perfect depth to fit a single systainer.  I also planned on adding slides but have been using them without for about a year.  I used the standard cabs as the base for my ts outfeed table.  Excellent value in Ikea kitchen cabinets.

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« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2015, 10:50 AM »
I have the same ikea cabs setup for my miter saw bench, except I used the wall depth cabinets which are 14 3/8" deep.  They are the perfect depth to fit a single systainer.  I also planned on adding slides but have been using them without for about a year.  I used the standard cabs as the base for my ts outfeed table.  Excellent value in Ikea kitchen cabinets.

I'd be interested to see others people's Ikea workshop solutions, If you can post some images of your Ikea shop solutions here, That would be great. (That goes for anyone who is using some Ikea for shop Storage solutions) I am heading back to get a couple of wall cabinets today in a day of errands.

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Re: Sometimes you only have time for Ikea.... Systainer Storage
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2015, 10:55 AM »
I've got miles of IKEA shelving holding my Systainers at present .. I HATE IT!! but it beats the alternative [embarassed]

The "two deep" thing has got me really thinking. I've also been thinking "side on", which may seem counter intuitive, but does significantly increase storage density.

Here is how it looks "under the hood" with two deep in the base cabinets. Side on may be difficult to pull out, unless they are on glides. you would still be using a base cabinet for the needed depth, which seems like maybe more wasted space as  you can only go 1 deep.

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« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2015, 07:52 AM »
My miter bench and out feed table. Excuse the mess, our shop needs a cleanup badly.

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« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2015, 08:03 AM »
My miter bench and out feed table. Excuse the mess, our shop needs a cleanup badly.

Those are some great Solutions. nice clean look, excusing the shop mess. :) It's a well used shop.

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« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2015, 10:52 AM »
My miter bench and out feed table. Excuse the mess, our shop needs a cleanup badly.

I like the legs to get the cabinets off of the floor  [thumbs up]...what is the surface material for the table saw area?

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« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2015, 12:47 PM »
The outfeed table is 1 1/2" mdf with scrap red oak edging and some laminate from the Restore.  Picked up several 5x12 rolls for I think $10 ea.  Great to have in the shop. 

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« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2015, 12:53 PM »
Thanks...I couldn't really see what material it was because of the gray color, kind of resembles stone, concrete or Formica.

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« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2017, 07:30 PM »
I just recently joined the Festool ecosystem and came across the video for this on YouTube.  Even though I only have a few Systainers right now, I really like this idea, so I went to Ikea over the weekend and loaded up.  :)  Next up, I want to make an MFT-style top to put over these.

Did you ever end up trying slides on the shelves?  That seems like it might be a nice addition.

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« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2017, 10:17 PM »
I did try the slid modification on one, but in the end for me, it wasn't work the time or extra expense to be just that more lazy to reach back to pull out a systainer from behind.

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« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2017, 02:17 AM »
In case you want to add slides: Blum 430E are cheap (10€ a pair here), full extension and they're very easy to clean (which is a plus in a use case filled with sawdust, the more 'comfort' ones use ball bearings that are less forgiving), to upgrade the shelves to them just run them through the tablesaw (or TS and rail) to trim the width...

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« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2017, 12:48 AM »
This might be a dumb question, but how do you fasten a table top to these cabinets?  Just screw through the holes on the two metal runners on the top?

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Re: Sometimes you only have time for Ikea.... Systainer Storage
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2017, 04:42 AM »
Added some 1/4" mdf 12.5" deep behind so the systainers don't slide back, Since the base cabinets are 24" deep. Perfect place to put additional accessories and things on,  like sand paper which can just be slid out as needed. You can put two systainers deep, like where my Dominio DF500 is, I have the systainer with the domino tenons behind.

Is it difficult to slide that 1/4" MDF out and would drilling a ~1" finger hole near the front center help?
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