Published on June 7th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Laser etched Malma frame

Materials: 1 Malma pine 10″ square mirror + 1 laser etching machine

Description: This hack is pretty simple and straight forward. I just laser-etched flower graphics onto the pine frame.

See more of the laser etched Malma.

~ Manny Torres, Los Angeles

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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 Laser etched Malma frame

  1. Knowhow says:

    Is it a hack?
    good question! its clever, its well done, it takes something entirely forgettable and without changing its function dramatically changes its value. I respect Manny’s craft and ingenuity, I dont respect sarcasm that has to be explained.
    Make use of the tools you have, but above all: make something!

  2. manny torres says:

    thank you creid + sally


  3. Anonymous says:

    I think you should offer these for sale on Etsy!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Um, who are you people? I don’t have a laser etching machine either (and wouldn’t know one if it slapped then etched me in the face), but that’s no reason for getting nasty.

    It’s a lovely mirror. I now wish I knew more about laser etching.


  5. MacMama says:

    Easy peasy, if you live intergalactic;)

  6. Anonymous says:

    Is this a hack?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Just bought one on ebay for $20,000.

    that’s sarcasm.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Laser etching machines are wonderful. My son chose his secondary (high) school largely on the basis that they had one in the tech dept. (Well, I chose it on the basis of a bunch of slightly more important things, but I let him believe that.) Anyone with a school that’s a science and technology specialist (in the UK) or a college with a design department near them, hang out at the gate with lollipops – no don’t, but that would be where to try and find one and beg borrow or simply offer to pay for someone to do a piece on it, they work from all sorts of CAD files.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I have got like 17 laser etching machines at home, but where the hell am I supposed to get a Malma pine 10″ square mirror? Are you kidding me?!

  10. benoit says:

    Please explain how it is simple.

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