Published on May 16th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Macro camera slider rail

Finnvar stand

Description: I repurposed the FINNVAR stand and turned it into a height adjustable slider rail for my DSLR camera slider (which I built by cannibalizing my girlfriends roller-skates and spending countless hours at the tool store – but that’s a different story).

The concept is pretty straight forward and easy to copy: Essentially everything remains the same besides the the top board which is replaced with a longer one (1,4m), in order to get some sliding range. It’s also very important to add stops to each end of the sliding board, to keep your slider – and your camera on top of it for that matter – from sliding off the construction.

I also added some felt patches to one side of the board, to make the ride smooth and quiet.

~ FJ Renard, Berlin

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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".

4 Responses to Macro camera slider rail

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  2. Anonymous says:

    I’d like to hear about the roller skates and the tool shop visits ! You have me curious now :-)

  3. Joan says:

    Amazing, but I couldn’t find any information about FINNVAR stand.
    By the way, could you explain how did you do your slide?


  4. Ramon says:

    Looks great!
    Could you please add some more information about the construction of the camera mount? Maybe some extra imgs?

    Would really appreciate it.

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