So... I needed a shoe cupboard. Where do we look for a cheap shoe cupboard? IKEA, right. €19,95. But it fits 8 pair of shoes (well, kids sizes, not mine! but anyway...) and I only need it to store 3-4 pair, that's a waste of storage space!
And hence I turned the the top shoe drawer in to a door with a shelve behind it.
You need to be careful with the hinges. The BISSA cupboard fronts are positioned "inside" the cupboard and not covering it. Most hinges that you buy (including ALL the hinges you can buy separate at IKEA!) are for front panels that are positioned to cover the whole cupboard, like the ones in your kitchen probably.
Oh, and you need wood for a shelve later on...
We need to pretend we're IKEA engineers now, doing the work that they usually do for us: thinking of where holes need to be etc.
Now, clear a work space and get a tape measure ready!
I was a bit stupid and forgot to get the bottom of the panel in the picture but the 50cm mark is indicating that the centre of the hinge gets aligned 10cm from the bottom of the panel.
Again: be accurate or the shelve will not position well!
We are now done with pretending to be IKEA engineers. We can become plain old IKEA customers again and start putting things together now ;-)
So there's a pimped IKEA BISSA with a shelve instead of a drawer. Good stuff!