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


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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


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


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


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


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


Weekend Project #1: Hack a Lego table

Published on June 21st, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

One of the suggestions from this post was for weekend projects and I thought it was a great idea. A fun project that could be done in a day or two or less. Here’s one from... Read More

Living Room

a touch of faux

Published on June 20th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

The first hack I’ve received so far using faux animal print. And this Svansbo table set (can’t find it on Ikea’s site) by Georgion turned out pretty amazing. Georgion says, “This one is the Svansbo table... Read More


Hackeas: Quick and cheap to the rescue

Published on June 19th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

I’ve not done quickie hacks for a while, so here are a few to fill a spare hour. The first two are from Quari.Really, REALLY cheap laptop stand“My laptop spends a lot of time on the... Read More

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