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IKEA snuggler – 2 seater POÄNG style

First things first, I wouldn’t have been able to do this Double POÄNG without looking at a previous Triple POÄNG article by Ian Fish. Mine is similar, but different at the same time. Thank you so much, Ian, for the inspiration. I kind of did this in two stages — the initial build, with the old seat cushion. Then, the second stage, where...

Q: 2 short PAX doors instead of 1 tall one? Possible?

La Gibi asked on our FB group, “I would like to use that PAX wardrobe as a standalone. It will have some shelves, but I cannot find options for doors. I would prefer for it to have 2 doors; top and bottom. What doors have you used?” *** Hi Gibi Sadly, there are only two lengths for PAX doors: 76 5/8″ (195...

Saving Your Little One’s Teeth (and crib!)

Unused bumper pad becomes crib teething guard. The second my little one started teething, she would pull herself up in her crib and start gnawing (well, slobbering initially) on the rails. The wall-facing side was safe, as there wasn’t enough room for her to nibble, but I needed something to protect the railing on the room-facing side....

DIY ticket booth that’s easy on the pocket

I received an order from a client for a ticket booth, which was to be placed at the entrance to an auditorium. The client wanted it on a budget. So I turned to IKEA for materials to DIY an affordable but stylish ticket booth / counter. All in, it cost us about €81.00 for materials. The client loved it and it’s been used in the ticket...

23 fun & fabulous KURA bed hacks for your kids room

Kura bed hacks that make you want to be a kid again! The KURA bed is one of the best thing you can get for your kid’s room. The reversible bed frame is practically bare bones which you can dress up or down as you wish. KURA reversible bed | Buy on IKEA.com I scoured Instagram and found these awesome KURA bed hacks. Get...

How a tall side table hack solved this problem

When we moved into our new apartment, the first thing we did was set up our two VIMLE sofas in a corner. That’s when the problem surfaced – we needed a tall side table. The hole the two VIMLE sofas created And not just any side table – one wide enough to fit the hole, and as tall as the VIMLE arm-rests. We’re talking around 80...

5 ways to raise IKEA PAX wardrobe to fit 9 ft ceiling

On this week’s Hackers Help, Dennis asks: “Do you know the best way to extend or raise the PAX wardrobe 236 cm version to better fit a 9-foot ceiling (Canada)? PAX wardrobe | Buy on IKEA.com The 236 cm PAX looks great under a 8ft ceiling. I’m looking for something that will fit flush with and line up with the PAX doors,...

KALLAX tall room divider with integrated desk

We used the IKEA KALLAX modules to build a room divider with a desk. The main structure is a KALLAX 4×4 unit propped up by two 1×2 KALLAX units. Together they work perfectly as a room divider with an integrated desk. The materials we used: 1 KALLAX 4×42 KALLAX 2×12 drawers insert for KALLAX1 door insert for KALLAX1 wooden...

$40 KALLAX Shelf becomes upscale kitchen bench seating

I wanted some built-in bench seating to save space and to add cosiness around our kitchen during breakfast and dinner times. And I wanted powerplugs in whatever piece of furniture was going to live here. This shows how to hack the IKEA KALLAX shelf and turn it into bench seating. This is before. And after! ...

Genius IKEA LEGO BYGGLEK coming to you Oct 1st

In July, IKEAhackers reported a sneak peek of the 2-years in the making IKEA-LEGO BYGGLEK collaboration. Now we have something more definitive. Yes, folks, the IKEA BYGGLEK will hit IKEA stores in Europe and the USA on Oct 1, 2020. Mark that date, because they will sell out fast. The BYGGLEK collection consists of four different...

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