Published on April 17th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


one hack of a cover up

magdalena’s dad made this metal and glass structure from a kludd glass noticeboard (can’t find it on the website) and bits magnetic boards to cover heating pipes in the ceiling.

she says, “as you can see on the first picture, we had a little problem at my house: some heating pipes were lower than the actual ceiling. we didn’t want to lower the whole suffit and we don’t care for some white lower structure just to cover the pipes either.

so my dad came with the idea of using panels to cover the pipes. in order to make it look cool we added some light and one glass panel.

the result: really cool suffit , it looks like Star Trek. we used one kludd panel and all others are grey bits panels.”

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15 Responses to one hack of a cover up

  1. The perfect solution to overcome a lack of space! great!

  2. Brilliant! The whole house has been renovated by my father. Thoughts filled the entire garden and house parts!

  3. ut it doesn’t seem safe. Glass panels hanging from the ceiling?

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for all comments :)

  6. Justin says:

    This is one of my favorite posts on Ikea Hacker. It’s gorgeous and perfect for the issue. Congrats!

  7. Anonymous says:

    It definitely looks really nice; I like it. But it doesn’t seem safe. Glass panels hanging from the ceiling? Wouldn’t want to walk underneath it. Maybe if they were plexiglass/plastic or something.

  8. darling says:

    Oh, I really like this one. It looks nice and it’s super useful for a lot of older houses. Great hack!

  9. Sagon says:

    WOW! Fantastic!

  10. Anonymous says:

    that is absolutely ingenious!

  11. Michele says:

    Very cool and loft-like.

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