Can Alex units loaded with DF be stacked two-high?

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Re: Can Alex units loaded with DF be stacked two-high?

Post by ForestZ » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:25 pm

I used to have mine stacked two high. I did screw them together and made sure to use the wall attachment with the top one just to be safe.

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Re: Can Alex units loaded with DF be stacked two-high?

Post by pacarat » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:17 pm

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Here is one such thread with all sorts of useful details. Not sure if I ever got around to posting the photos / steps I took, but my approach was very similar and I'm also happy with the results. Thanks pacarat!

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=7170&hilit=alex&start=20#p95430
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Re: Can Alex units loaded with DF be stacked two-high?

Post by GardenDM » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:51 am

Here is one such thread with all sorts of useful details. Not sure if I ever got around to posting the photos / steps I took, but my approach was very similar and I'm also happy with the results. Thanks pacarat!

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=7170&hilit=alex&start=20#p95430

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Re: Can Alex units loaded with DF be stacked two-high?

Post by pacarat » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:02 am

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Thanks to both of you.

So you've both reinforced your Alex drawers? I have one unit loaded with dwarvenite, no reinforcement mods, and haven't noticed any problems. Been that way for about a yr I think. But the idea of reinforcing does make me feel better. Any links on what you did?
There are several extended threads here on the forum for Alex drawer reinforcement.

We saw bowing, so put supports under each drawer.

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Re: Can Alex units loaded with DF be stacked two-high?

Post by AnimeSensei » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:45 am

Idilio Santos on FB told me about the best way I've found to reinforce. Get the bars (Part # 123833) that go under the Malm unit drawers. You need 4 screws (Part # 105344) and 2 bars per drawer. Space the bars at 5 7/8" and 17 3/4" to have them centered. Make sure you get the screws in a good way in so they have a lot of material to hold on to.

If you call IKEA they should ship all of that to you for FREE. Well, at least up to 99 of any part #. I had to go in and get a few extra screws in person as I still needed about 30 more.

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/assembly_ins ... -1_pub.pdf
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Re: Can Alex units loaded with DF be stacked two-high?

Post by DevGuy » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:56 am

Thanks to both of you.

So you've both reinforced your Alex drawers? I have one unit loaded with dwarvenite, no reinforcement mods, and haven't noticed any problems. Been that way for about a yr I think. But the idea of reinforcing does make me feel better. Any links on what you did?

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Re: Can Alex units loaded with DF be stacked two-high?

Post by pacarat » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:34 pm

I have three pair, with two sets stacked two high. The other two are sitting on a pair of flat metal map cabinets.

Drawers on Alexes are reinforced, no issues.

Full of resin and dwarvenite.

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Re: Can Alex units loaded with DF be stacked two-high?

Post by GardenDM » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:47 pm

Yes, mine are double-stacked and full of Dwarvenite (and some resin custom pieces).

I reinforced the draw bottoms with some very slim floor molding from the hardware store since I was afraid they would sag excessively over time.

No issues so far!

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Can Alex units loaded with DF be stacked two-high?

Post by DevGuy » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:01 pm

Per subject, my Castles pieces will take up two full Alex units, this model:

https://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/60354263/

Removing castors of course, will they hold to being vertically stacked, assuming each drawer is loaded to the bring with dwarvenite?

God only knows where the DoD will go (still boxed since moving, arrgh)...

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