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Published on May 3rd, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Comic Book Heroes

Materials: Ikea CD storage unit, vintage cowboy comic strips, vintage arrows, digitally printed cardboard drawers

Description: A friend was tossing out an old (chipboard with green laminate) Ikea CD storage unit, so I took it home and wondered how it could be useful since storing CDs anymore is not.

I cut out vintage cowboy comic strips and squares and decoupaged (mod podge) them to all sides. I then drilled holes (not all the way through) in both sides and cut 3 vintage arrows in half and glued them into the holes on each side. I used to work at a place that had an enormous digital printer, so I had the CAD guys design a dieline for cardboard drawers that would slide into the CD cubbies. I scanned an indian from the comics, blew it up and printed it on the front of the new cardboard drawers on the digital press (which prints directly on cardboard). I added little metal horseshoes as drawer pulls with actual indian nickels as washers (I drilled a hole through the nickels). And there you have it… a functional and artistic storage piece!

~ Bev (Beaver) Williams, Southern California

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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".

10 Responses to Comic Book Heroes

  1. Anonymous says:

    These cd storages were called ROBIN (robin,arrows… funny !)
    Unfortunatly it’s discontinued.
    There is in some stores a similarcd storage, called BENNO (not the big one, a small one 40x98cm).

  2. Anonymous says:

    I can’t find those CD cabinets–what are they called, and are they still sold?

    Fabulous job. Mod podge in the right hands is something!

  3. Sacha says:

    LOVE IT!!!!

  4. DreamCatcher says:

    more than good! amazing! bravo!

  5. Ragazzarte says:

    This is awesome! great job!

  6. Roy Schulze says:

    What spectacular attention to detail! Even the horseshoes are mounted the correct way, with the ends pointing up so the luck does run out.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Very cool. Do they still sell these?

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  9. Sean, Philadelphia PA says:

    Wow this one should be in the running for hack of the year. Beautiful execution!

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