Media Storage

Server in a bread bin

Published on July 4th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Jonk hides a server in an Ikea bread bin! Fantastic. He writes, “This is my build log for my server in an Ikea breadbox. Photos and descriptions are available here. Unfortunately I don’t remember the name... Read More


Secondary Storage

Ivar freestanding wine rack and cabinet

Published on July 2nd, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Christine’s mom is a hacker with chops. Here’s one of her creations. “This freestanding kitchen unit is made with Ivar cabinets, and the sides/body of it are the wood from one of Ikea’s futons, not sure... Read More


Media Storage

Shutters for the Oppli

Published on July 1st, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Thomas hacked some rolling doors for his Oppli media unit. I can’t find the link to the Oppli on Ikea’s site, so it may not longer be in production. He says, “My intention was noise reduction... Read More


Lighting

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DMX controlled bookcase

Published on June 30th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Andrea tipped me on this bookcase (they look like billies) modified to have 96 channels of DMX controlling many tiny red, green, blue LEDs. Click to play the video. Impressive effect. link Update!After posting this, Timothy,... Read More


weekend project

Weekend Project #2: Go fly kite!

Published on June 28th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Summers are for picnics and fun in the sun. Wendy Cook of Mother Rising sends me this project for an Ikea kite (based on this one). Best thing is, you’ll be putting old Ikea bags to... Read More


Dining

Make a compact banquette from kitchen cabinets

Published on June 27th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Eugene does a fabulous job with this banquette, constructed from kitchen cabinets. “I needed to build a kitchen banquette for my house, but the options for having one custom-built or buying modern benches was just too... Read More


Lighting

Good looking Gronos

Published on June 26th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

The Grono lamp is definitely a hacker favourite. Its smooth rectangle shape opens it to lots of possibilities. Here are a few. Decoupage a GronoIngalill spent half an hour pimping this lamp. She found the picture... Read More


shelves

Bathroom towel rack and toiletries shelf hack

Published on June 24th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Nathan has this great idea of using an Ikea coat hooks as supports for a towel rack. Sadly, I can no longer find these smart looking coat hooks on Ikea’s site. He says, “This hack involves... Read More


Miscellaneous

Vestby light filter panels

Published on June 23rd, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Chris uses a Vestby (right) wardrobe panel as a filter for his windows. He says, “Probably one of the simplest hacks out there. I had the Vestby sitting in my closet for years, I never bothered... Read More


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