How to hack an IKEA FIRA mini chest into a nice looking tool box for the office.
Step 1: What You Need
All you need is one of the IKEA FIRA mini chest, a pack of KOSING handles (6 pieces for $1.99), and some #8 metal washers from the hardware store. I went with the cheapest handles, but you can go for nicer ones.
There are several configurations for the FIRA mini chest. Pick one that you like.
Step 2: Installing the Handles
There are three key to installing the handles on top:
1. The handles must line up with the semi circular openning at the top of the drawers. Otherwise the screw at the bottom of the top plate will block the drawer from openning.
2. The screws that come with the handles are too long. Insert up to four washers to space the screw so that it will screw tight.
3. Install the handles before installing the horizontal dividers in the chest. Otherwise it is much harder to work on the screw.
And you are Done!