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I created this hack for two reasons. It saves space by not having to store my bike trailer and I really thought it would look interesting to use the trailer as an end table. To use the bike trailer all I do is lift off the top and connect to my bike.

IKEA Items used:
  • SLADDA Bike Trailer
  • ÄDELSTEN Mortar and pestle
  • HEJNE deep shelf
  • VÅRDA

Other materials used:

Bike trailer end table instructions

1. I had an extra deep shelf pair from a HEJNE shelf unit I put together. I pried off the ends of the shelf that holds the slats together.

2. I used to 1″x1″ boards as underneath supports. I nailed the slats from the HEJNE shelf to these supports with no spacing.

How to disguise your Bike Trailer as a end table

3. I drove out the nails that had connected the slats to the end pieces already pried out.

4. I applied the VÅRDA clear stain.

5. I threaded twine through the leftover holes from the nails driven out. One could just trim off the ends so there aren’t any holes.

6. I put felt pads on the underside.

7. I used the ÄDELSTEN upside down with the wood disks stacked for the trailer to be level.

How to disguise your Bike Trailer as a end table

How to disguise your Bike Trailer as a end table

~ by Tim