Fantasy Ikea Shelves
In our new flat we have this mezzanine bed with a yellow ladder leading up to it. Between the ladder and the wardrobe we had this kind of triangular space that we wanted to use for more storage. After doing a quick design on paper I started mocking something up.
I got quite far with this version before realised I hade made a terrible error, somewhere on my scratch pad of calculations I had written something like “1700 - 36 = 1404”! After taking a few days to mourn the lost effort I decided to make a better plan to avoid making similar mistakes. I used the CAD model to generate a set of cutting plans that I could print out and take to the workshop.
In this new version I opted to make the sided panels out of solid sheets of 18mm pine plywood, it made the final object heavier but they were much easier to cut on the table saw. The extra weight was probably a good thing, in place it feels pleasantly heavy and sturdy.