I needed a shelf unit to display my precious things, i needed to do something with these damned inserts, and i needed to exercise my design muscles.
The new Ikea Kallax shelf unit, in white, with the exposed steel allen screw heads was a perfect starting point. Not only was it fine minimalism, but it was also very light for its strength, which is handy for building up high. I bought two of them, to mount horizontally, inside a solid oak frame.
The inner verticals were pre-drilled with three counter-sunk holes per Kallax end piece, then screwed and glued to the Kallax. Then the horizontals were attached with another screw.
The outer verticals, which cover all of the screws and the end grain of the inners, are dowelled then glued to the inner frame, and clamped for several hours.
With a Striberg light bar fitted to the back of the upper shelf, it provides a discrete display light. But things almost got much whackier:
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