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Mail station

Jan 14th, 2011
Mail station
Drop zone
Jan 14th, 2011


  • Tape measure
  • Handsaw
  • Pencil
  • Spirit level
  • Screws
  • Cordless drill
  • Tryggve shelf (79cm x 28cm)
  • Brackets
  • Knuff plywood magazine files from Ikea
With a shelf and a few magazine holders you can create a space for mail and accessories.

Step 1.

Choose a spot in your home where you would like to install your mail station – perhaps the hallway, kitchen or home office. Measure the area to determine how long the shelf needs to be. We cut ours to size using a saw, but Ikea stocks this particular shelf in various lengths. If one of these is the right one for you, the process is even simpler.

Step 2.

Install the shelf and brackets according to the instructions, making sure they’re level using a spirit level.

Step 3.

Using a pencil and tape measure, mark the wall where each magazine holder will be placed. They need to be equal distances apart.

Step 4.

Place a magazine holder against the wall flush with the underside of the shelf. With an electric drill, screw the holder to the wall in two places. Repeat until all holders are attched to the wall. Too easy!



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