Published on June 11th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


ikeahacker is 1

took me 11 days before it dawned on me that i’ve been running this blog for a year now. it didn’t seem that long ago when i first thought of compiling ikea hacks on one site, which was how ikeahacker started.

i can’t believe i’m writing post #302. woo-hoo! thank you readers and all you ikea hackers who contributed to this blog. couldn’t have done it without you. muaks! click to revisit some oldies but goldies from 2006.

over the past 12 months, i’ve tried a few things – different layouts, launched a forum (which unfortunately got spammed too much and will be ending on june 15). i also ran ikeahacker’s first contest, collaborated with instructables and syndicated their ikeahacks group. (btw, if you haven’t, gray’s expedit bookcase hack is definitely worth checking out!)

ikeahacker also enjoyed a few moments in the sun on boingboing, yahoo picks!, lifehacker, hemfeber, apartment therapy chicago, the guardian internet guide, bluelines martha stewart blog, real estate journal, made blogger’s blogs of note to name a few. thank you, thank you.

phew! guess it really was a hack of a year.

but i am still having a blast. keep those hacks coming. in all honesty, it does gives me a buzz whenever i receive hacks from you. that said, i will try to post them up as quickly as i can. do be patient with me if your hack does not appear soon.

for year 2, i have a few new things brewing. a contest is in the pipeline and i want to start interviewing the more prolific ikea hackers among you. hopefully, i can get round to them when work is a little less crazy. drop me a line if you have new ideas for ikeahacker too.

all in all, i have a good feeling about year 2. so stick around and see what swede things lie ahead in the blue-and-yellow store!

- jules

More hacks on IKEAHackers.net

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The Author

Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

7 Responses to ikeahacker is 1

  1. * says:

    happy bloggiversary Jules!!!!

    and thanks for those 302 posts in 365 days… almost a hack a day :D

    best wishes for year 2!

  2. Jules says:

    thanks for the well-wishes. :)

  3. jrotem says:

    Congrats! Ikeahacker is one of my must-read-and-don’t-put-it-off-till later blogs.

  4. feli says:

    happy bloggiversary. :*) I love your blog

  5. Michael M @ Freshome says:

    Happy Birthday Ikea Hacker !!!

  6. Daniel says:

    Amazing site, congratulations!!!!

    I just ran into the site about an hour ago while trying to figure out how to make one of these:


    …without any carpentry. I figured IKEA would be a good start, googled Ikea Wood Boxes, and lo and behold, ikeahacker. I’m going to see how bjuron does the job, we don’t have long knives and cutting the bamboo skewers shouldn’t be too too hard, if I ever get to an ikea, I’ll definitely take some pics of the final result!

  7. Ana says:


    Congratulations for everything that you have reached

    Keep on!


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