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Published on September 11th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


A rack on a Laiva desk


Materials: Laiva desk, Sultan Lade slatted bed-base, saw, nail and hammer

Description: My daughter has a Laiva desk but she doesn’t need the cable organizer and very often her pen rolls into it …

So I decided to build a rack for her.

It was easy because the Sultan Lade slats were as large as the desk.

First of all, I separated the slats, pulling off the ribbon.

I cut two slats into 13,5 centimeter pieces.

I nailed two times two slats together with those little pieces, so the rack is deep enough.

I nailed two times two slats (28cm).

Then I fixed together the frame of the rack, nailing all together.

I cut 4cm from two new slats, I fixed them together with a 13.5 cm piece. I fixed this “set” to the rack and added a little 13,8cm piece to create a little case.

I painted the finished rack in pink, because my daughter loves this color…

I cut 2 10cm pieces and I painted them to.

I fixed this piece at the edge of the cable organizer and then fixed the rack in the middle, nailing it.

With the same idea, I did a rack for another daughter with 4 slats of 1m long and 10cm large (It’s the purple one).


With the same idea, I did a rack for my sewing machine, with the rest of the slatted bed-base.

See more of the Laiva hack.

~ Gwendoline, Suisse

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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".

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