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Replacement wheel holder feet for the Bardu ikea wardrobe

by DeuxVis, published

Replacement wheel holder feet for the Bardu ikea wardrobe by DeuxVis Aug 9, 2012

Description

This is the part which connect the wheels under the wardrobe, see picture 13 at http://www.ikeafans.com/forums/ikea-instructions/21177-bardu-storage-instructions-annotated.html
Hanno had one of those broken, and Ikea said they can't provide a replacement.
So Hanno had the good idea to request help on reprap forums : "http://forums.reprap.org/read.php?95,141030"
It turned out to be a nice application for a 3d printer.
Why buy a whole new wardrobe when you can repair it for virtually no cost with a reprap ?

Edit :

The V2 is a redesign of the part, eliminating the overhang responsible for failure. It still is a drop-in replacement, you don't have to replace all the feets at once.

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Instructions

It might be a good idea to print a first version with no infill, just to check for dimensions before going for the definitive part. Adjust the variables in the openscad file and regenerate a stl file until it fit.
I suggest printing in ABS as it can flex more than PLA before breaking, but that's up to you.
If using ABS you could also dip the part quickly into acetone and let it dry for a couple of days, to reinforce layer adhesion and strengthen the object.
I also recommend printing the parts rotated 90° (on their side), using support, as the first one printed straight up broke in the same place due to layers detaching.

Edit :

Use V2. Seriously, it needs less plastic and won't break as easily because the forces are now all vertically aligned.
Hanno reported the version without reinforcements fits better.

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