Published on June 7th, 2011 | by Jules IKEAHacker


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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10 Responses to Laser etched Malma frame

  1. benoit says:

    Please explain how it is simple.

  2. 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?!

  3. MacMama says:

    Easy peasy, if you live intergalactic;)

  4. 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.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Just bought one on ebay for $20,000.

    that’s sarcasm.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Is this a hack?

  7. 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.


  8. Anonymous says:

    I think you should offer these for sale on Etsy!

  9. manny torres says:

    thank you creid + sally


  10. 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!

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