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Published on September 21st, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Camera LUNS





Materials: LUNS Writing/magnetic board, two 7″ wireless camera monitors

Description: While looking for a message board at IKEA, I came across the LUNS board and liked that it served as a key rack as well. When I brought it home and opened the packaging I saw that it only came with two hooks. This would be a problem because our big family has many sets of keys. So instead of the two key hooks that came with the board, I used five brass cup hooks I had lying around.

Don’t worry– there’s more to this hack.

A few days after I put up the LUNS magnetic board up in my kitchen, I bought a wireless Uniden surveillance system for the house and had two camera monitors set up on the counter close by. They started getting in the way so I was thinking about hanging them on the wall when I realised they might fit inside the mail compartment on the bottom of the message board. I unplugged one of the monitors, set it inside, and voila: it was a perfect fit!

I placed both monitors inside and added some scrap cardboard to the back so it was a tight fit. The power cables looked messy so I later decided to run the wires behind the wall to the power outlet underneath. I had to drill a small hole through the board to run the wires through but I didn’t have to make any other modifications.

~ Jehangir, Texas

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7 Responses to Camera LUNS

  1. Anonymous says:

    Very cool. Care to list your cameras model number? I’d be interested in looking up the monitor dimensions (I’ve been looking to purchase some security cameras for a while)

  2. Anonymous says:

    I just want to say thank you for making me realize my board is magnetic too! I thought it was just a chalkboard and have had it for two years. My fridge will be so releaved!

  3. I’d love the camera model number as well because this would be a perfect solution!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I’d like to get the model number of ythe Uniden system as well.

  5. Jehangir says:

    Sorry, I should have included the model number in the description. It is Uniden UDW20055.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hi,
    How did you add the hooks? Did you need to drill extra holes?
    Thanks for replying.

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