Ikea 36" uppers with glass fronts

chinchetteApril 15, 2013

This is for a flip I am doing. We ordered 36" uppers in Adel white, with glass fronts and glass shelves. Then I realized thats a little scary, to have that long a glass shelf. They are rated at 59lbs.

Does anyone seen these with the regular shelf instead of the glass? Does it look okay that way?

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I'm sure it would look fine, but I had a 36" Ikea cabinet with glass shelves. I kept plates and bowls on the bottom (not glass) shelf, and all of our glasses on the glass shelf above. I never had any problems, despite a not-very-careful DH.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 9:46PM
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So what I have are two 36" uppers and an 18" upper. A 24" pantry with pull-outs, a 15" pantry with pull-outs. My base cabinets are two 30' with 3 drawers, (2) 15" with 4 drawers.
Does that sound like enough storage so that heavy plates don't have to go on the glass shelves?

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 10:40PM
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I have the Ikea 36" Adel upper with glass shelves and I keep my dishes on them. I did line the shelves with a clear liner to soften the sound. That said, I'm not really into the glass shelves and will probably replace them with wood shelves from Ikea.


    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 10:45PM
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Just curious, what is it you don't like about the glass?

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 10:52PM
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Molly Phillips

We exchanged our glass shelves for wood and it looks fine. My everyday dishes go in them and I would have hated hearing any screeching sounds as my kids scraped the dish across the glass.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 7:39AM
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I have 2 Ikea 36" uppers in my basement kitchenette and have no concerns about what I put on the glass shelves. They seem thick and sturdy, and I never noticed any noise when putting things on them. I have a puck light in each cabinet so I wouldn't consider the wood shelves. If it is for a flip I'm sure the solid shelves would look the same through the obscured glass and you could save some money.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 8:52AM
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