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Published on June 21st, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker


Forså Camera Stand

Materials: Forså lamp, Camera holder (in this case: iPhone Holder for a bike)

Description: I needed a camera tripod or some kind of stand in order to film my drawings while I make them for some tutorials. So when I found a Forså lamp with a broken shade in the as-is-section of my local IKEA, I got the idea to make a camera stand out of it.

I removed the broken shade and the cable as I wouldn’t need it. I bought a holder for my filming device that you would usually use in a car or on a bike. Basically, you only need something that fixes your camera properly on the remaining parts of the lamp. In my case it is a holder that you can turn horizontally 360° which comes in handy as you can always rotate the camera in a position that avoids parts of the stand being filmed. Besides, the moveability of the lamp itself makes it an extraordinary flexible stand!

So: clamp the parts together, turn your camera on, and off you go!

~ Stef, Graz, Austria

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6 Responses to Forså Camera Stand

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been looking for something just like this! Great hack.

  2. Cat Morley says:

    This is going to be amazing handy for taking photos of craft tutorials. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Michelle says:

    I love this, but I’d like to know what bike mount you used. Thanks!

  4. Charley says:

    Genius idea, and it gets just the right angle for bird’s eye filming without any legs or stands getting into the picture. Nice work.
    Charley xo

  5. This is perfect for taking photos of craft projects and tutorials but I’d like to know what brand of bike mount you used.

  6. This is perfect for taking photos of craft projects and tutorials but I’d like to know what brand of bike mount you used.

  7. Merri says:

    I think I found the right one, manufacturer is Wicked Chili Bike Mount and can be obtained here: shop online


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