Grundtal Rail Ikea Hack
The Grundtal kitchen organiser series is one of Ikea’s classic lines, a simple, modern and practical storage system with a ‘professional kitchen’ look. We’ve already got a couple of rails for pots and pans – see blurry background in photo above – and I wanted to add another to a bit of wall next to our oven. Unfortunately the shortest Grundtal rail that Ikea sell (40cm) was about 15cm too long for wall I had in mind. I needed a modified extra-short version. So here is my Grundtal Rail Ikea Hack, a way of customising the length of a Grundtal rail.
1 x 40cm Grundtal Rail
1 x Bottle of wine (with cork)
1 x 5mm Rawlplug
1 x Screw
1. Use junior hacksaw to cut the rail down to the required length – This inevitably involves hacking off one of the threaded nuts used to secure the rail to a bracket (See pic below).
2) Remove cork from your bottle of wine, drill a 6mm hole down the middle, and insert a 5mm rawlplug.
Despite it’s simplicity, I’m rather pleased with this Grundtal Rail Ikea hack. Not only has it elegantly solved my middle-class problem of where to store basil, but as an added bonus, the by-product is a full bottle of red wine. Cheers.