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Published on April 29th, 2017 | by Jules Yap


Yay or Nay? aka our own “Shark Tank”

how to cover up dowel holes

Philipp wrote me an email and wanted honest feedback from the IKEA community on the thingamajig he invented to cover up dowel holes in the PAX wardrobes, BILLY bookcases and others. He calls them “beauty-clicks”. I know, not the best name.

The idea is good, and I personally think they look better than Variera cover caps. Let me just say before we go further, this is NOT a sponsored post. Just wanted to help Philipp because I liked his idea and I hope we, collectively, can point him towards the right direction for his product.

How to install beauty clicks bar

How to install Beauty Clicks:

1. Just measure the space between shelves.

2. Cut the bar strip.

3. Insert the clips into the dowel holes.

4. Click on the bar.

Beauty Clicks - how to cover up dowel holes  Beauty clicks - how to cover up dowel holes

It also comes in a variety of colours. Neat, right? Sadly these bars aren’t flying off the shelves.

What is Philipp not getting right? He appreciates any feedback he can get on his Beauty Clicks. Just drop a comment.

beauty clicks - how to cover up dowel holes

What do you think? Yay or Nay? To find out more about Beauty Clicks, visit this link.

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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".

10 Responses to Yay or Nay? aka our own “Shark Tank”

  1. Clever and stylish idea, looks good.

  2. LT says:

    I agree that the name needs work. I get where they were trying to go with it, I think. They “click” in place and they make your shelving more attractive (“beauty”). It’s almost like a bad translation thing.

    I would like to see these in a flatter option, if that’s possible. Making the surface conducive to paint would be awesome!

    Regarding the site being in German, I’m on a Mac (OS 10.12.5) and am using Google Chrome (ver. 59.0.3071.109) and a banner pops up when I’m on a site with a language other than English. It asks if I’d like the page to be translated to English – very helpful! It can’t translate text that is part of a picture, and the text it does translate isn’t absolutely perfect, but you can definitely figure out the message.

    Anyway, I found out on the site that, as of right now, it appears that these strips are only available in Germany. I added some of the strips to my cart and got to the point of entering a shipping address. At that point, the pull-down menu for identifying the country to ship to only offers Germany as an option.

    The price is listed at “13,95 €” for 4 x 100 cm strips (incl. 24 clips). That works out to $15.62 (current exchange rate) for 4 strips at about 39.3701 in. long, each. This brings the total length of strips to 157.48 in. or 13.12333 ft. That comes to right around $0.84/ft which I think is a great price.

    As for a previous comment about how there isn’t a clear photo how these are installed, I think the pictures and the accompanying four step instructions in the article make it very clear. The four pictures and the four steps for installing seem pretty straight-forward to me.

  3. Liskat says:

    I agree with all the comments posted above, plus I would like to see a flat version too. Good idea though!

  4. crcr says:

    Better website. Sell on Amazon. Call it something racy like StripYourShelf. Boom! You’re a bazillionaire!

  5. Jurgen says:

    This product is kinda neat, but it’s a solution to a problem that doesn’t really exist for most people. I have been using products with these kind of holes in them for decades, and never thought of covering the holes. they’re just part of the charm of this kind of furniture I guess. Seeing the product now for the first time, I can image there is a market for them, but I think it’s hard to find buyers. I think the best they can do is try to sell the concept to Ikea, or make some deal for commission.

    And yes, the name is totally weird… How on earth did they come up with that?

  6. Dawn says:

    I think these are awesome! The idea of contrast colors rather than just trying to match shelf color is a great one. But….

    First point: I agree with others that the name is a bit odd, at least to my American ears. It sounds a bit like some princess pink play thing aimed at little girls.

    Second point: Since the piece that goes “in the holes” is separate from the rails, it would great to see some options that cover brands other than IKEA (that is, of course, if there’s anything like a ‘common-spacing’ among other brands/makers.)

    Third point: As an American, because the site does not load in English or have an easy-to-get-to English version, I immediately assume that these are going to be (a) hard to shop for, and (b) super expensive to ship to the US.

    Fourth point: Never heard of these before! (Likely related to the large body of water between me and the source.) On the other hand, if they were on Amazon, there’s a good chance I’d find them and be open to shipping costs if necessary.

  7. irene says:

    This solution is great, however there’s a few things that are probably interfering with better sales. The name is odd. It doesn’t make sense. The website is only in German and IKEA products are sold worldwide. There isn’t a clear photo of how the product is applied. Sell this idea to IKEA. It’s a lot better than those tiny hole plugs that they sell.

  8. Stella says:

    Ivar needs this upgrading too.

  9. Sacha Brady says:

    I think they seem great! Would be interested only in a color that would match the shelf, not an accent color. And I would purchase them only from a US distributor—shipping from Europe wouldn’t be worth it to me.

    Good luck!

  10. jennifer says:

    great idea, but the name sounds more like a beauty product (cosmetics) than a home product. i would brainstorm on a different name. also, mention brand names of items or manufacturers that this product would be compatible with. i never knew a product like this existed, so i would never have thought to search for something like this. but if i’m looking for a specific product, by tagging that product’s name on your page, it may come up in searches so i could find it. also consider getting this patented to people can’t steal your idea. and join facebook pages that feature DIY projects and show them on pinterest!

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