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Slim pantry cabinet from CD racks

Here is my IKEA hack of a slim pull-out pantry cabinet. It uses 2 GNEDBY shelf units, which is a CD cabinet as part of a TV unit set-up. IKEA item used: GNEDBY shelf unit Other materials: Wood boards Drawer slides Knob for the door How to hack a slim pantry cabinet I cut the […]

Slim pantry cabinet from CD racks


June 15, 2018

Board Game Table made from TV units. And it’s extendable!

We have a small apartment but wanted to host board game nights without a huge table taking up space. This hack took around 2 hours total, and cost around $180. This expanding board game table gives us flexibility in using our limited amount of space in our apartment. IKEA items used: LACK TV Unit – […]


June 14, 2018

Hackers Help: Looking for Leirvik bed part

I am searching for two sleeve nuts (pt. # 100585) for an older Leirvik bed frame. I don’t know when, but at some point in time IKEA changed the way this bed is assembled and they do not carry the part # anymore (not even in the bins). I have searched Amazon, eBay, swedishfurnitureparts.com, and […]

Looking for Leirvik bed part


June 13, 2018

17 Secrets IKEA Employees Won’t Tell You

You know the ins and outs of shopping at IKEA. You’ve got the IKEA shopping route (and shortcuts) etched on your palm. Or so it seems. Well, it’s been revealed there are secrets IKEA co-workers have been hiding from us. In a Reader’s Digest article (yes, my old favourite mag), IKEA employees share 17 “IKEA shopping […]

Insider IKEA shopping secrets


June 12, 2018

Recycled art: Lack side table with “stained” glass

I’m an artist and work with what I call functional art. I like to recycle material by using it in my art. IKEA items used: LACK side table 55×55 cm In this case, I had an old LACK side table and old windows from house renovation projects. I broke a window in pieces, then I […]

Lack side table with recycled art


June 11, 2018

Cheap and Easy Cat Climber for fat and clumsy cat

When we just adopted our cat, he was a whopping 10.5kg, and as a result, big and clumsy. We could not find any cat trees on the market which could hold a cat of his weight. Since he is clumsy (for a cat), cat trees which required the agility and flexibility of a normal cat […]


June 8, 2018

But Wifey Boss, I NEED a gaming table

I love DnD, card games, and quick board games. However, with a 2-year-old, space is at a premium. Selling this “set-up” as a storage place and part-time gaming table is a good win with the Partner. The hack took a day, give or take a few hours. It costs around $300. The 2 KALLAX units […]


June 7, 2018

Hackers Help: Stacked BILLY bookshelves?

Has anyone stacked BILLY bookshelves one on top of another? I’m thinking of laying them down on their side and stacking one on top of the other (I only have 2). I just don’t know if the bottom shelf will support the weight of another BILLY bookshelf being laid on top of it as well […]

stacked Billy bookshelves


June 6, 2018

Stripped down these IKEA items and the results are fab

I started with two HEMNES pieces — a bedroom end table and the wooden TV stand in black. I picked the TV Console for the size and storage. It also fit my wall proportions perfectly and the drawers give me ample room to keep DVDs, games, controllers as well as extra cables and other sundry […]


June 5, 2018

DIY Server Cabinet using IKEA parts

My hack is a DIY server cabinet using IKEA STUVA and BESTÅ frames. Obviously, the first thing I needed to do was to get an equipment rack but the more important consideration here is the WAF. IKEA items used: IKEA STUVA frame (60x50x128 cm) IKEA BESTÅ frame (60x20x64 cm) IKEA GLASSVIK doors Soft close hinges […]

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June 4, 2018

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