One SNIGLAR crib, 3 new ways to use it

One SNIGLAR crib repurposed 3 ways

Michal’s wonderful ideas for an old unused SNIGLAR crib. With the kids grown, the crib can be repurposed to now hang the never ending heap of laundry. All 3 hacks are made from one SNIGLAR crib using the sidewalls only, original fasteners, additional screws, a piece of board and 4 caster wheels. You don’t not need much tools except for a handsaw, sand paper, and cordless drill.

#1 Extension to ladder towel rail

The problem with ladder towel rails is that bathroom towels constantly fall down from the rail. And not many towels can be dried all at once. And what if you have other odd shaped washing to be dried? Here’s our solution.

ladder towel rail extension hack

1. Measure the width of your straight ladder towel rail.

2. Cut the SNIGLAR bars to fit the width and slot it into the towel rail.

3. The protruding bars serve as pegs for towels and other washing.

#2 Portable drying rack

Portable drying rack from SNIGLAR crib

1. Cut one of the sidewalls of the crib and remove the top rail that hold the bars together.

2. Cut the top rail into two equal pieces and make a notch in the middle.

3. Fasten the sidewall cut in Step 1 onto the notched pieces.

Just place this portable dryer in front of the fireplace o or central heating system and let the clothes dry out.

#3 Large capacity laundry basket

Get rid of piles of dirty clothes lying around. With this hack you will build a robust basket that you can move with ease.

DIY large capacity laundry basket

1. Cut both the long sections of the sidewalls of the crib and the short sidewall. Remove the legs as well.

2. Join them together using the original fasteners and additional screws where necessary.

3. Get a board to create the base. We added extra length at the side and back to serve as wall protection.

4. Screw the board into the sidewalls from under the board.

5. Add casters.

6. Staple firm fabric inside the cavity.

7. Roll it into the space beside your washing machine.

See how we hacked it.

Link to video.

~ by Michal

One IKEA SNIGLAR crib, 3 hacks