Published on August 11th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


Susannah’s Atlas-inspired shelves

Here’s another one from designspongeonline’s diy contest. Susannah, inspired by the Altas Shelves, hacked her version using the Ikea Broder post and brace as the base. What goes on top are handmade shelves from unfinished 1×10 pine board cut to size and stained with Minwax “English Chestnut” wood stain.

See instructions to Susannah’s Atlas-inspired shelves here (via

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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".

3 Responses to Susannah’s Atlas-inspired shelves

  1. Anonymous says:

    I don’t really get how using shelving brackets to hold up shelves is a hack.

  2. Micah Toll says:

    Looks cool. I’m enjoying your blog. There are so many good ideas and neat designs here. I have a DIY blog that you might be interested in, if you have the time. Take care!

  3. Anonymous says:

    the only bad bit is that the books are sorted by colour, but that can be changed

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