IKEA Kitchen: Floating Shelves to Match Your IKEA Cabinets

I had a client with a kitchen layout recently that did not fit neatly into IKEA’s available stock options. After some troubleshooting, we were able to come up with a solution: floating shelves. Using stock components in Bodbyn Grey, we were able to create color-matched shelves that reclaim unused space above the windows and doorway.

By mounting cleats to the sides of the shelf with wide headed cabinet screws and construction adhesive such as PL Heavy Duty, the weight bearing is significant! Add plywood ribbing for added strength to prevent bowing, and you’re left with a “stock” looking Bodbyn floating shelf with enough interior cavity to mount any of their lighting systems.

ikea kitchen floating shelf bodbyn

ikea kitchen floating shelf bodbyn

ikea kitchen floating shelf bodbyn grey, assembled view

ikea kitchen floating shelf bodbyn grey, assembled view

exploded view, ikea kitchen floating shelf bodbyn

exploded view, ikea kitchen floating shelf bodbyn

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