Published on July 31st, 2008 | by Jules Yap12
Hackeas: No sweat hacks
I’ve not posted hackeas (quick and easy Ikea hacks) for a while. Here are a few quickies that do not require too much hacking, drilling or sawing. Enjoy!
See more on her blog.
Shoe rack monitor stand
Fr33z turns a shoe rack into a monitor stand. “I needed a stand for my TFT screen so that I could put my keyboard underneath it when i needed my desk space to work/solder/etc. So I bought myself a Babord shoe rack and chopped half of it off. The result is a nice clean, transparent monitor stand with space underneath for my keyboard and mouse.”
Book stand as laptop stand
Dario repurposes the Bokis book end into a laptop stand. Just flip it over and prop your laptop on it.
See more on Dario’s blog here.
Easy cover up
Jessica B covered a plain white computer table with a piece of picnic table vinyl. She cut it to size and simply taped it underneath the tabletop to a snug fit. It cost her the price of the Ikea table and the vinyl ($2) found at a fabric store.
CD tower book shelf
Caro bought a scruffy Benno CD tower from a thrift store and converted it into a narow bookshelf perfect for her tiny cloakroom toilet. A fresh coat of paint, some ‘L’ brackets and impact adhesive, she added the spare shelves as useful extra space for plants etc.
See other hackeas:
- Cheap and easy to the rescue
- Ideas that make you go ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’
- The tiniest hack ever and more
- An instant attic, legs and kitchen utensil holders
- Ikea hacks you can do in 30 minutes or less