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Friday, May 17, 2013
Materials: Lillangen wall bracket
Description: Over the last few months I have been thinking about building a homemade bike rack for our bicycles. The main goal was to save us some annoying manipulations when bringing the bikes in and out of our backyards. We were also tired of seeing our bikes sitting on our deck. Now they are sitting just outside our property in a dead end street that we have tried to turn green with the help of our neighbor.
This hack is really easy and I am pretty confident it will give ideas to some of you!
Materials: Expedit 2x2 and 1x1, inserts with door and drawers
Description: First of all, visit gerhard-richter.com and search some colour-combinations you like and buy them as spray colours.
Ikea does not offer a 2x1 Expedit, so I had to combine a 2x2 and a 1x1 in two 2x1.
I want a 2x1 horizontal with rolls, the vertical 2x1 is a side product.
I used my old and crappy 2x2 and bought a new 1x1.
Materials: Faktum article number: 441.786.10
Description: This describes a solution to be able to organize white and coloured laundry.
Take 2 Faktum kitchen 441.786.10 units and one package of shelves
1) Trim a little bit the bottom side panel so you can nail the back panel later on without any obstructions.
2) Put the unit together as planned but flip the bottom panel in this way that the "nice" side is on the outside of the unit
3) Flip the complete unit so the top goes on the bottom and add the front panels
4) Nail one shelf per unit on the bottom, or you can use it as a "threshold"
5) Put a bucket on the top and draw a circle, cut it out
6) Nail some cable conduit clips to the border of the inner circle to have a nice finish
7) You can nail some "felt" caps on the bottom so they are not touching the ground
8) Fix them together and adjust the door panels (you can also flip the doors as desired)
9) Enjoy your creation
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Materials: Variera kitchen shelf insert, Capita legs and Ekby shelf
Description: Not much of a hack if you compare to some of the other things posted here and part of it has been posted plenty of times.
I live in a small room in London and wanted to make use of the desk space more efficiently.
I put my monitor and speakers on the standard Ekby shelf on Capita legs hack that have been posted here plenty of times before.
What I haven't seen here before though is the Variera Kitchen Shelf Insert.
I mounted it upside down under the desk to keep my Xbox of the floor without taking up space on the desk.
Quite an easy hack but made a huge difference in my room.
Let me know what you think!
~ Jonas, London
Materials: Finnvar stand
Description: I repurposed the FINNVAR stand and turned it into a height adjustable slider rail for my DSLR camera slider (which I built by cannibalizing my girlfriends roller-skates and spending countless hours at the tool store - but that's a different story).
The concept is pretty straight forward and easy to copy: Essentially everything remains the same besides the the top board which is replaced with a longer one (1,4m), in order to get some sliding range. It's also very important to add stops to each end of the sliding board, to keep your slider - and your camera on top of it for that matter - from sliding off the construction.
I also added some felt patches to one side of the board, to make the ride smooth and quiet.
~ FJ Renard, Berlin
Materials: 2 Frosta stools, Blecka hooks, wood, jigsaw, drill, screws
Description: I was looking for a birch self standing dress hanger, but Ikea has unfortunately has little choice... so I decided to hack Frosta stool, inspired by previous hacks seen in this site.
I simply mounted inside-out the legs of the first stool, inserted and screwed a 140x4x4 cm wood stake; on the top of it I screwed the other four legs; I added 4 Blecka hooks; from the seat I cut 4 "slices" and mounted them as coat hangers....TA-DAAA!
~ Serena, Novara - Italy
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Description: I'm looking to hack or build a sofa sectional with built in storage shelves on the side arms all the way to the back of the sofa. I think this has extremely hacker potential, anyone have suggestions?
Materials: IKEA Cabinet (no longer sold), Chevron Shelf Paper, Tape Measure or Ribbon, Scissors
Description: One of my favorite IKEA pieces in my home is this white cabinet (no longer available at IKEA) in my bedroom. Since the walls in my room are an off-white, the cabinet tends to blend in so I wanted to add something to make it POP! I decided that I would add chevron shelf paper to the back of the cabinet.
I started this project by measuring the back of the cabinet. I couldn't find my tape measure so I ended up using a piece of ribbon (also from IKEA) to measure the distance and measured the paper using the grid on the back. Before applying the paper to the back of the cabinet, I removed all of the wooden shelves.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Materials: Kvissle, iHome, hot glue gun, drywall screws, Drill, magnets
Description: I first got the idea from the Kvissle Boom Box Hack.
I took my old iHome apart. The speakers didn't work and the some of the buttons were malfunctioning. So I got rid of all the unnecessary components.
I traced the clock screen onto the back of the cork top and cut it out with an Xacto knife, then hot glued it to the cork. The cork flaked a bit in some areas so if I redo it I might try another technique.
Materials: Vika Furuskog table top, 14 ft 1x4s and 12 ft 1x3s, compound miter saw, Kreg Jig
Description: We built this desk for my son's tween room make-over.
Here is how we did it.
We bought a VIKA Furuskog table top at IKEA and some pine boards at the hardware store. We got 12 ft 1x3 for the frame to hold the table top and 14 ft 1x4 for the table legs.
Materials: Kura bed & Trofast steps
Description: To give you a bit of background, we moved into this house when Ebi-kun was 2 years old, it was perfect timing because he transitioned from co-sleeping to going to his own room. As he was only two, he didn't have much say in the design and I did it with a "under the sea" theme, Ikea helped a lot by having a lot of great fishy items at the time. (See original sea themed room here)
Now he is 7 and 2nd grade at school we decided he needed something a bit more grown up, he said he still liked the fish but it felt a bit babyish. So, we sat down and had a talk and decided on a space theme.
The top of the bed has wooden rails screwed to it then the space ship windows are made from orange plastic.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Materials: Ribba X 9
Description: Wanted a cool display for my collection of Miniature Coal Made Cars.
Connected 7 horizontal RIBBA's with 2 RIBBA's, one on each side.
You can play with the height/distance to fit your needs
~ Saar Machtinger, Israel
Materials: RATIONELL 60cm kitchen drawer + VINDRUM kitchen fan.
Description: When I were about to put up my kitchen fan in the corner of the kitchen, I soon discovered I needed a corner cabinet to mount it on, I began to build a custom made cabinet, just to hang the kitchen fan on. But I realized there were lots of space going to waste inside this "come to be, empty cabinet" And as it would be hanging a kitchen fan on the front of the cabinet, no door could be fitted to get access to it's inside. I didn't want one of those pull-out-under-the-cabinet-kitchen-fans as I wanted a retro feeling to the kitchen.
I then came up with my idea of hiding a spice rack inside the cabinet, a pull down spice rack to be precise. I rushed away to IKEA and got myself a standard kitchen drawer of 60cm width. Then my scheme of how to mount this began, I began drawing mechanisms of how it could be stowed away and still hold up a load of spice cans and bottles. I turned my head inside out and back again for about a week, then I finally got it!
Like an Eureka moment!
Materials: 2 Kura bed, 2 Malm drawer
Description: We cut one of the structure of a Kura bed and we put it under a complete Kura bed.
Then we created the space under the structure for two drawers with wheels Malm.
We decorated with colored paper applied with spray glue.
~ Kiki&Zoe, Italy