Doors for IKEA Besta units

Hey everyone, I’m new here, just bought myself the required DeWalt router while waiting for the Maslow 4 to ship, I’m new to CNC and routing in general so thought I better learn to use it asap.

I bought some second hand IKEA units and wanted some of their BJÖRKÖVIKEN doors but they wanted £30 for each and I needed 9 of them so I told myself I could make them easily for far less out of a single sheet of 18mm ply. Turns out it wasn’t that hard, but it was a lot of work. They took me 4 days! But I’m really happy with the results. A couple of mistakes but I just made them into a “feature”.

I have more of these Besta units to go in my living room and dining room so given how long these took by hand I’ll be really interested to see if I can make a load more (dark stain this time) with the Maslow 4.

Scott :slightly_smiling_face:

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Single sheet of 18mm softwood ply. £42 from B&Q.

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Painting the grooves where the router had exposed knots or darker wood below.

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Applying liming wax to each door

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Mistake #1

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Mistake #2

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Nice job! It took me 3-4 scans of the full-project picture to spot mistake #1, and I can’t see mistake #2 in the full project picture, even though I figured out where it is from the close-up picture. I suspect very few people will notice either mistake, even in person.

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Very nice. I dig that little track you have to run the router through. The M4 will do that for sure, and so will the M2. I have done this on the M2 with intentional curves, which is why I chose to do it on a CNC. It is slower than doing it by hand, but more accurate.

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Yeah it’s good but I bought it expecting it to be compatible with my rail but ended up having to modify it (cut bits off) and 3d print some parts to make it work for me - Another reason it became a bigger project than I was expecting it to be!



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