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Published on February 26th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


"LACK" of Knowledge

Lack bookshelf

Ikea Lack Wall Shelves

1. Bought several Lack wall shelves of 110cm and 30cm, a mixture of white and birch colours.

2. We configured them in a mostly random manner which after a few iterations started to resemble a tree and so it’s now our tree of (LACK of) knowledge!

3. Depending on the size of your wall, this tree can definitely grow with your accumulation of books. Each Lack piece can be individually replaced as well so no need to replace an entire bookshelf if one area is damaged.

~ Kenneth and Huiwen, Singapore

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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".

12 Responses to "LACK" of Knowledge

  1. Jeanine says:

    They are lack shelves you drill it to the wall refer to ikea installation

  2. Anonymous says:

    can please tell me on how u fixed the 30 cm wall shelf

  3. Eefje says:

    I would totally make this if I was allowed to fix things to my wall…

  4. Anonymous says:

    Your tree of knowledge is very cool.
    Definitely from the “why didn’t I think of this?” category.
    How did you fix the shelves to the wall?

  5. Anonymous says:

    I like it, but how did you mount the individual parts to the wall?

  6. Laurel says:

    oh I like this!

  7. Neomig says:

    wonderful hack ! one needs design skills to do it!

  8. Jochem says:

    Really really cool! I’m definitely going to do something similar.

  9. Mario says:


    brilliant hack! Hope your tree will continue to grow.

    We actually used Ikea Lack parts as well to build some tropical storage space:

    For this one we took white Lack parts and the wall shelf unit and added the palm tree look with acrylic paint.

    Hack on!

    Carolina and Mario
    Basel, Switzerland

  10. Cathy says:


  11. jo says:

    like it, like it, LIKE it.
    absolutely too small for all the books i (or most of my family or the people i know) have, but it’s gorgeous, for sure

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