Secondary Storage

Published on July 2nd, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Landing strip storage with "face recognition"

AleXX from Munich, Germany has a wonderful idea for a landing strip. The storage boxes with changeable photos are a nice touch.

He says, “I searched quite some time for a new wardrobe, but there are only really ugly or really expensive ones (or even both) on the market. So I created my own wardrobe out of the following items:
1 narrow Ivar shelf
1 Norrebo storage bench
5 Fira Boxes
5 Lillholmen Hooks
5 Österbymo frames
1 Alvine Tapet curtain
1 Irja curtain rail
1 Sandnes shoe storage
2 older magnet boards from Ikea
1 piece of plywood (covers for the Ivar)
…and plenty of screws

I varnished the Fira boxes with a clear coating. I removed the stands from the photo frames and picked two holes in the back cardboard. I pinned two screws through them and drilled holes in the front of the Fira boxes, then mounted the frames with the screws and nuts. So it is possible to change the pics, when the kids grow older and my hair gets gray.”

The rest you can view them pics on his Flickr set.

Other landing strip hacks:
- Slim and sexy entryway table 
- Stark hall unit divider
- Hat and coat rack
- Narrow shoe cabinet for landing strip

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The Author

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".

9 Responses to Landing strip storage with "face recognition"

  1. Anonymous says:


  2. Kim says:

    When the little ones grow bigger you just need to adjust the height that each box and hanger is hung on the wall and it will still look nice.
    Great idea! I love it!

  3. Jules says:

    Yes Anon, identification is probably the better word. :)

  4. A great idea but when the little uns grow into bigger clothing it won’t look so amazing.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Very nice, but it would be face identification, not recognition

  6. Alisa says:

    Very Nice!

  7. nicolette says:

    The end product is not half bad! What I would do is extend the railing around the hanger, and use a different curtain. Keep coming with these ingenious ideas though!


  8. waywardmedic says:

    Would definitely do this hack. Love the boxes above the hangers as you can place lots of mitts, hats and other stuff neatly away.

    It doesn’t seem to take alot of room either.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Client side face recognition

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