Published on June 15th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Rationell Variera: from scrap to tunnel

Materials: Rationell Variera silicone drawer liners, hot-glue gun, scissors.

Description: Wrap a scrap of your drawer liner into a cylinder and make a tunnel for your train tracks!

See more of Laura’s Rationell train tunnel.

~ Laura Pazzaglia, Anzio, Italy

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Jules Yap

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6 Responses to Rationell Variera: from scrap to tunnel

  1. OVIII says:

    This project designed by LIKE Architects used the RATIONELL VARIERA in a very creative way:

  2. Robj98168 says:

    I disagree Martina… It is a Hack and since the Hacker used Rationell, that would make it Ikea. Not all hacks are feats of engineering and design, And this is a great answer to making something besides a play kitchen. I agree with Anonymous 2-Wow, finally something besides a play kitchen!

  3. Anonymous says:


  4. Anonymous says:

    Wow, finally something besides a play kitchen! It looks more sturdy than something made out of construction paper. I imagine the kid can just slide it off and dump it with his/her toys, stand on it, jump on it, throw it across the room, talk into it and then use it as a tunnel again. Plus, I love the semi-transparent quality of it! Will dig around and see what I can find and make one for my son’s IKEA wooden train set.

  5. Martina says:

    This doesn’t really seem to be a hack or IKEA related. This could be done with a piece of construction paper and some tape. I don’t mean to be disrespectful but this kind of post makes this website horribly inconsistent with quality, creativity and originality.

  6. Anonymous says:

    In closely related hacking quality, I used screws from one Ikea shelf in another. You want pictures?

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