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Published on February 5th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


introducing hackeas! ikea hacks you can do in 30 minutes or less

borrowing a term paul coined, i am introducing a new category called ‘hackea’ which simply means a mini hack. quick. easy. painless. here are 3 to kick off!

2 lacks make one tv stand
the first thought i had when i saw this hack was, “can it stand the weight? and doesn’t it wobble?” but rob tells me “the tv weighs about 45 kg, and surprisingly the tables are steady as a rock. i tested the arrangement first by standing on top myself and jumping up and down.”

what rob did was stack two lack side tables on top of another, stuck together with blue-tack. a turntable goes between table and tv. i still think it’s risky and the tv could so easily topple over.

see more on rob’s blog.

toddler art curtain
crabmommy has a fantastic idea for showcasing your child’s art work. she repurposes an ikea deka curtain rail in order to effectively remove preschool artwork from covering every space in the house… as well as brighten up a toddler’s room!

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1. set up the curtain rail in the display area.
2. instead of hanging curtains off them, use the clips to display art work.

see more on cookiemag.

dalselv headboard storage
shoop is living in hong kong – not the most spacious of places – and inherited some furniture from the last tenant of her rented house. among these items is a dalselv double bed. however, due to the unusual presence of a sink in the bedroom, the bed could only be sandwiched between 2 walls, with space for only one bedside table which her partner promptly laid claim to.

she was left to stow her bedroom reading and alarm clock alternately under her pillow or down the side of the bed. so to create some storage space, she bought 2 stripa wall shelves and drilled them to the lower rail. when the pillows are propped up, the bits and bobs behind are conveniently camouflaged.”

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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".

6 Responses to introducing hackeas! ikea hacks you can do in 30 minutes or less

  1. Anonymous says:

    I love the shelf behind the bed! I have the same bed and am totally going to steal this idea! Thanks so much! Storage issues solved!!!

  2. rob says:

    angeli – I have been thinking of moving to the butcher block when I can afford one. For now the two tables work well. As you say, the real danger is from is oafish friends, a problem I avoid by having no friends.

  3. Angeli says:

    I made this hack three years ago. It first served as a bar, then as an extra kitchen counter (both used a spare Ikea shelf on top). I used foam tape to connect the pieces. The failure only occurred when my oafish friend slammed his body into the unit, cracking the legs. That caused it to wobble, and I eventually replaced it with a more solid Ikea butcher block.

    My TV stand is made from one lack table with sawed short legs and a lack table top as the base. That has been in place for a year and a half with no problems.

    In my experience with this set-up, the stress downward from the weight placed on top isn’t the issue. The problems that arise are from stress to the legs – when any outside force is suddenly applied, the built-in screw can split the leg.

  4. Greg says:

    I love this post! I think it’s my favorite so far on this blog.

  5. Anonymous says:

    you’re not really supposed to let the width of the tv go past whatever surface you’re putting it on.

  6. Adam875 says:

    You could screw the 2 tables together using right-angle brackets.

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