Hack of the Year

Published on December 31st, 2007 | by Jules Yap


and so we’ve come to the end…

… of 2007. and that can only mean one thing … it’s the time to vote for the ikea hack of the year! woo!

i must admit that i’ve had a really hard time this year choosing only 10 finalists, since i have a lot more to pick from than last year. so, after a very delightful walk down the last 12 months, i present to you – not 10 – but 20 of my favourite hacks of 2007.

kai’s sleek stolmen desk

simple, clean lines. makes good use of the stolmen poles to suspend the desk.

zach’s tabletop guitar
by far the most bizzare hack i’ve received to date. a guitar made out of ikea dining table wood. some reviewers say zach’s guitars sound pretty darn good too.

jerker desk cable management
a smart solution that hides everything under the jerker. as a neat freak, i love how every component has its place.

bamboo dish clock
once a dish. now a good looking clock.

splatgirl’s stylish bathroom hacks
splatgirl’s bathroom is hack heaven. lots of clever hacks, beautifully done.

malmese twins tv unit
neat, compact tv solution from malm bedside tables. the floating effect really works for me.

sink bowl hack
bowl sinks cost a bomb – this one is on a budget and looks just as good.

sectional sleeper from footstools
looks like a sofa but it’s put together from daybeds and footstools. flip the footstools and they become storage too.

bookcase secret door passageway
how can i possibly say no to secret doorways?

tertial chandelier
lamp or mutant spider? love the weirdness.

lazymonster’s grundtal laptop stand
a paper towel holder hack that makes your mac look like a masterpiece.

big capacity laundry bin
useful and good looking. what more can i ask for in a laundry bin?

minimalist desk
drool worthy desk that slides in to reveal a keyboard. ooh la la.

modern baby crib
a simple touch changed a jail cell to a totally cool crib.

sara’s roll away cat litter box
2 snack boxes makes one amazing cat litter.

sofa table from salvaged legs
for a low sofa table, this works big time. bamboo wood combined with imfors legs.

pronomen bath tub surround
the pronomen countertop is fast becoming one of my favourite ‘raw’ materials. it works beautifully in this bathroom.

buffalo bill wardrobe room divider
the jury is still out on this. is this a just a gorgeous paint job or a great hack?

bedside beauty table
i love vintage posters and the noresund bedside table is the perfect showcase.

turtle terrarium from tv unit
far out! never thought i would be watching turtles instead of tv on this media unit.

which hack will you vote as the ikea hack of 2007? get clicky clicky.

update: voting is now closed for this poll.
marcus’s turtle terrarium takes top spot with 16% votes (15 Jan 2008)!

you may also want to revisit last year’s top 10 and winner.

cheers and happy new year!

2007 from the rear view mirror
make your kids happy – hack them this art table

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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".

8 Responses to and so we’ve come to the end…

  1. Amy says:

    Wow people can be so creative. I thought I was creative when I designed my drafting table at http://formaspace.com. really they did most of it though.

  2. I love this guitar! MORE PLEASE!

  3. jia says:

    I like that Babybed!

  4. Jules says:

    anon, voting will end on 15 Jan. And the winner announced the day after.

  5. Anonymous says:

    When does voting end / when will the winner be announced?

  6. orangelauren says:

    I’m going with the sink bowl hack.It was very hard to decide.

    Happy New Year! *<:>

  7. Jay Cam says:

    i liked the malmese twins tv unit!

    happy new year!

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