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Industrial-style desk from kitchen cabinets

I wanted a custom-made workstation, at the same time large enough to work comfortably, preferably with a lot of room for storage. The desk needs to be in custom dimensions because I had a very narrow place to install it. This industrial-style desk what I ended up with. It took about one full day to […]

Industrial-style desk from kitchen cabinets


April 20, 2018

Mirror Barn Door to separate ensuite from bedroom

I converted a MONGSTAD wall mirror into a ceiling mounted mirror barn door, with the aid of the back panel from an ASKVOLL wardrobe. IKEA items used: MONGSTAD mirror ASKVOLL wardrobe back panel Other materials: 5/8 inch interior plywood Aluminum L-rails 1 inch x 1 inch, 1/8 inch thick #12 flat head screws, 2 inch […]

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April 19, 2018

Hackers Help: Corner cat tree out of IVAR shelving – is it possible?

Hi there, We have two cats who desperately need a) their own ‘space’ and b) a way to look out of some of our windows. They’re all in weird spots and/or too high up that putting a normal piece of furniture there won’t work. I’ve been looking for months at various cat trees but they’re either […]


April 18, 2018

Playhouse bed for two: IKEA MYDAL hack

I hacked an IKEA kids’ bed into playhouse bed for my two children. The bunk bed I started with the IKEA MYDAL. Materials: IKEA MYDAL bunk bed Wood planks Wood glue Screws Primer Enamel paint Tools: Drill and drill bits Jigsaw Paintbrush (or roller) How to hack a playhouse bed First, assemble the MYDAL bunk […]


April 17, 2018

Narrow hallway bench made from two TV units

I turned two LACK TV unit into a narrow hallway bench. Beneath the bench, we have space to store shoes. On top, is a foam cushion for a comfy seat to put on our shoes. Materials: IKEA LACK TV bench L-brackets Primer Paint Glue Chipboard Plywood Hinges Nails and screws Foam Fabric Tools: Drill Drill […]


April 16, 2018

How to hack speaker fabric doors for BESTÅ TV unit

I wanted an easy to make a solution that would conceal my hardware; surround receiver, DVD player, front center speaker consoles and paraphernalia. In case I would come to own a front-firing sub (my current one is down-firing), I opted for a BESTÅ TV unit with 3 sections, so I would be able to conceal […]


April 13, 2018

FROSTA G: Hack a Garden Bar Cart for outdoor entertaining

Hello IKEAhackers! I’d like to introduce you to a garden bar cart that I made from IKEA FROSTA stools that we all love so much. What I used for my garden bar cart: FROSTA stool x 2 LAMPLIG cutting board x 1 PROPPMATT cutting board x 1 TORKAD paper towel holder x 1 Custom-made metal […]


April 12, 2018

Hackers Help: Adding mirrors to EXPEDIT for home gym

I am moving to a new place and there is a spare room that I would like to use as a gym/office combo. Ideally, I would like each portion of the room to feel separate, with the majority of the space devoted to the home gym. I am planning to use a 4×4 EXPEDIT that […]

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April 11, 2018

Twin boys’ custom closet — an IKEA KALLAX hack

Katherine is an Architect turned SAHM and blogs at twinpickle.com about parenting and kid’s décor. She put together an IKEA KALLAX hack for her twin boys’ custom closet, and it looks amazing. Materials for a custom closet: KALLAX unit KALLAX insert with 2 drawers KALLAX insert with door CAPITA angled brackets KNIPSA basket x 2 Closet rods and […]

twins boys custom closet


April 10, 2018

One charging station to rule them all

Even though our household is just two-person-and-one-cat big, our kitchen desk was often messed up with USB-cables and chargers for our phones, tablets and camera batteries. So I decided to do my first IKEA hack — a KVISSLE + OSTBIT charging station — to make a bit less messy. This is the end result: IKEA […]

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April 9, 2018

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