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10 IKEA SKÅDIS pegboard accessories you wish IKEA made

The IKEA SKÅDIS pegboard system comes with a fantastic range of accessories. Photo: IKEA.com But … There’s always room for more. We found some useful ones from Etsy sellers, patching up gaps in the use of the SKÅDIS system. Or, if you have access to a 3D printer, check out Thingverse for a library of 3D printed...

IKEA BEKANT Desk upgrade with touch screen controls

This is my hack of IKEA BEKANT Desk, giving it new touch screen controls and height memory. IKEA item used: BEKANT sit/stand desk Photo: IKEA.com The original controls for the sit/stand desk was extremely basic, with just two buttons — up and down. I wanted to attempt to control the movement of...

How to fit KOMPLEMENT drawer around PAX hinge

After my previous wardrobe submission, I had some questions about how the KOMPLEMENT drawer was fitted around the PAX hinge. I thought I would do an extended explanation.  I had some more drawers to fit so took some more photos. Page 9 of the KOMPLEMENT drawer manual (pictured below) shows the location to fit a drawer for hinged doors....

Drop leaf kitchen cart solves small space cook/work woes

From ALEX drawers to dual function drop leaf kitchen cart. I live in a small studio apartment with no real kitchen. Behind the butcher block, you may notice half of an IKEA RAKKE, which houses some food, some spices and sauces, my microwave and my slow cooker, as well as my small vacuum cleaner in the bottom drawer! With counter...

Super large motorized video projector screen for less

Ever since I first saw the remote-controlled, motorized window blinds at IKEA, I immediately had the idea of using them to build a large screen for my video projector. The screen should be as big as possible.  Since the IKEA roller blinds are only available in a maximum width of 140 cm, the roller blind has to be widened. For a...

IKEA FÖRNUFTIG air purifier so affordable and stylish

Understanding how much more time we spend indoors these days, IKEA has launched its first, affordable air purifier. $54.99. That’s the price of clean air at home. The FÖRNUFTIG air purifier creates healthier air by filtering away gases and particles. These can be pollutants, chemicals, pollen, dust and odors. The combination of a Hepa...

Sam’s extra tall, extra long teen bed

Our teenage son is 6 ft. 2” and still growing. We wanted a teen bed that has storage and could fit a custom length mattress to suit his height. After seeing many IKEA hacks for beds made using KALLAX, I decided this would be our project as we have many of these units at home. I was expecting to do this a bit different and thought I would...

BESTÅ storage unit with built-in fireplace

THIS BUILT-IN ELECTRIC FIREPLACE HACK MAY POST A FIRE RISK. PLEASE DO NOT REPLICATE IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO ENSURE SAFETY OF THIS HACK. I used the BESTÅ system to create this fireplace hack. I needed 2 double units, 4 door panels, 2 drawers to complete this. IKEA item used: BESTÅ frame (47 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 29 1/8″) x 2Door...

“Colorful” RAST x 2 to Stacked MCM Dresser

IKEA’s most affordable dresser goes MCM. My daughter and her partner had just moved back from England to Vancouver, Canada and had already spent a fortune on furniture basics for their very modern but small apartment. Space in their bedroom was limited by sq. footage and because of two capacious built-ins on either side of the bed, even...

Using the LACK table as a canvas for art

The IKEA LACK table is like an art canvas to me. And they are cheaper than canvas. It is also easy to transport between exhibitions or when sending to clients. You can also use them as tables. Or as paintings, if you screw off the legs and hang them on the wall. This is a 90x50x45 cm LACK coffee table I used for expressing a view of my...

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