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5 hacks for dogs to welcome the Year of the Dog. Woof!

5 hacks for dogs to welcome the Year of the Dog. Woof!

It’s the first day of the Year of the Dog! Here’s wishing all who celebrate the Lunar New Year an auspicious year ahead. And since it’s the Year of the Dog, I thought we’ll take a look at some hacks
HEJNE Corner Shelf Unit in one easy step

HEJNE Corner Shelf Unit in one easy step

I wanted a corner shelf unit for my living room and HEJNE storage racks seems to be a good choice for it. But I did not want to just place 2 HEJNE racks at an angle to each other and call it a day, so

Hackers Help: Shelf unit to straddle kitchen trash can?

I have this terrible corner of my kitchen where the trash can sits. There’s a cheap shelf in the drywall above that holds our phone and a few pens. I’d love to find a good shelving unit that can
Corner shower caddy: The Grundtal extra long version

Corner shower caddy: The Grundtal extra long version

My wife and I were looking for a corner shower caddy. And we weren’t sold on the ones that use a tension pole or suctions cups. Not only that, we didn’t want to hang it over the faucet either.
Spice Organizer from two IKEA spice racks

Spice Organizer from two IKEA spice racks

Hi, my name is Dominik and I created this hack for a lovely spice organizer or spice stairs, as I like to call it. It uses no other materials except 2 IKEA BEKVÄM spice racks. Materials: IKEA BEKVÄM

Digital kitchen timer for IKEA DUKTIG kitchen. Beep! Beep!

This IKEA DUKTIG playkitchen has a working digital kitchen timer (and shows the current time, when not counting down). In the end, it actually beeps! Did I mention that the oven is lit during the
Custom Built-in Entertainment Center hacked from HEMNES units

Custom Built-in Entertainment Center hacked from HEMNES units

We wanted a built-in entertainment center / wall unit in our basement that we were finishing. Custom cabinetry was considered but it was way out of our budget. Then, we came across examples of others
Hackers Help: How to stain or paint Expedit / Kallax?

Hackers Help: How to stain or paint Expedit / Kallax?

Hi there! I own an old EXPEDIT which I would like to match my dining table. I stained the table (oak) some months ago. Have you any ideas on how to stain an EXPEDIT shelf? Or other ideas how to get a
10 New Lower Price Items you should be hacking

10 New Lower Price Items you should be hacking

Raise your hand if you like IKEA’s low prices. Raise both hands if you love their new LOWER price items. It’s one of the things I look out for at the store — the big downward red arrow. It almost
Hack a long Dining Bench with Storage for $200

Hack a long Dining Bench with Storage for $200

A really easy to put together, cheap and effective dining bench that spans the entire length of our dining room. It was pure luck our wall space wall is the exact width of two BJURSTA bench seats.

Renovation Diary: Signed and sealed. Now what?

10 months! I’ve kept it under wraps for that long. But no more. As an apartment dweller for the last 18 years, I never imagined myself owning a little bit of soil with a skinny house on top. It still
Add counter space to small bathroom with this $18 hack

Add counter space to small bathroom with this $18 hack

IKEA cutting boards add much needed counter space to my small bathroom for only $18. My home has a “cozy” taupe-colored guest bathroom with a white pedestal sink in a nook that’s only 39” wide…with no
Goal Post desk for a soccer loving kid

Goal Post desk for a soccer loving kid

My son was in need of a desk, and since he loves soccer and already has IKEA birch effect furniture in his bedroom, we decided to build the following IKEA hack, a goal post desk. IKEA items and other
Hackers Help: Old BILLY glass doors on new BILLY

Hackers Help: Old BILLY glass doors on new BILLY

We recently bought a few BILLYs. As the BILLY glass doors were disproportionately expensive, I decided to try my luck in online classifieds. Today, I picked up a pair of nice glass doors. They look

Workshop Tool Bench from BEKVAM Kitchen Trolley

Having built a small garden workshop I needed a tool bench for my stationary tools such as a band saw and drill-press. An earlier project had resulted in a simple mobile stand for the band-saw from
5 things Ingvar Kamprad taught me

5 things Ingvar Kamprad taught me

Sunday evening, a friend texted me with the news — the founder of IKEA and Ikano, and one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century, Ingvar Kamprad, has passed away. He passed away at his home

How I transformed an IKEA table into an Infinity Mirror Coffee Table

I recently made myself an Infinity Mirror Coffee Table using an IKEA LACK coffee table. It turned out pretty cool! I made a video tutorial of how I made it. Take a look. Tutorial for Infinity Mirror
Hanging picture frames accurately on the wall: A RIBBA how-to

Hanging picture frames accurately on the wall: A RIBBA how-to

Hanging picture frames on the wall sounds simple. But there are too many ways to attach a frame to a wall. RIBBA frames are great! We have several in different sizes for a consistent gallery look. But
Hackers Help: Identity problems aka IKEA name game

Hackers Help: Identity problems aka IKEA name game

I get this very often in my submissions inbox – requests for help to identify and name IKEA pieces. I would like to help but it’s hard to know (and remember) every name on IKEA’s ever expanding
DELAKTIG, the hackable sofa, to be launched in February

DELAKTIG, the hackable sofa, to be launched in February

Here on IKEAhackers, the DELAKTIG is hands-down the most anticipated product of 2018. A collaboration between IKEA and Tom Dixon, it promises to revolutionise the concept of the sofa. What’s most