Published on December 17th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Coat hanger shelf

Materials: EKBY BJÄRNUM brackets (28 cm), EKBY TONY shelf, ATTEST handle (hole spacing 224 mm), 2 new screws – must be a bit longer than the ones included with the handle

Description: This one is pretty easy. The hacky part is using a door handle as the coat hanger rack.

Buy two new screws from your local hardware store (bring the screws included with the handle so you know what to look for). The new screws must be a little bit longer, try measuring the included screws up against the shelfs thickness.

Cut the shelf to the desired length.

Use a tape measure find the center of the shelf and mark two spots (224 mm apart) where you should drill. Ikea also sells templates to help you mark the two spots with the correct distance, if you are at not completely comfortable with this part.

Double check your measurements, you only get one chance so get it right.


Simply follow the included instructions to mount one of the door handles on the shelf, like you would on a wardrobe door.

~ Carsten Elton Sørensen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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3 Responses to Coat hanger shelf

  1. Anonymous says:

    So simple and easy to install! Handy job. Nice one.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I don’t care if it’s an old idea, it’s a wonderful hack, you made it your own and I am sooo going to copy it for my apartment. Thank you for sharing :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Oh, this is an old idea! So, Ikea shows this a few years ago in the catalogue. They used the same shelf but the “LANSA” handles.

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