how-to

Hack the hex

Published on July 15th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

This is brilliant. Nate found a way to ‘powerize’ the hex key. No more numb fingers and blisters. He says, “When revamping my workspace a few weeks ago – and not in the mood to unscrew... Read More


Craft

Keep your cuppa warm with this tea cosy

Published on July 14th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

This is a great idea from Liza. Now we know Ikea’s thick padded potholders make fantastic tea cosies too. Liza says, “I love tea in a teapot, and it’s hard to find a good, well padded,... Read More


Lighting

Light up with a cap table lamp

Published on July 11th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Victoria sends me a cap table lamp, from fashion designer Jo Soh. “This Ikea hack was concocted out of a used cap sample from hansel’s Captain Cheese Spring/Summer 2007/2008 collection, and a second-hand lamp stand from... Read More


Dining

The Mandal headboard as wall decor

Published on July 10th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Diane needed some thing to spice up her dining room wall and the Mandal headboard did the trick. She says, “I was looking for something to spice up the dining area – we have an open... Read More


Children

Hop onboard the finger puppet bus

Published on July 9th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Dot has this great idea – a finger puppet bus! It’s also a great way to organise and keep them. “We got the boy a set of finger puppets from Ikea, which are cute, but of... Read More


Bedroom

The Tromso gets a lift

Published on July 7th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Lizz has this great looking loft with some hacked pieces of Ikea. One is a loft bed on the top of her closet, made from a neighbour’s discarded Tromso.   The second is an interesting take... Read More


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


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