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IKEA floor lamp with a handy adjustable shelf

I made a movable shelf for an IKEA floor lamp. The support can both turn and slide freely along the lamp post. However, when you take your hand off the shelf, after adjusting it into the desired position, the support beneath the shelf blocks itself on the lamp post under its own weight. This shelf […]

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Device-free dinner made easy with these 4 ideas

A dinner sans phones, tablets and devices? It’s possible. Hopefully, without a lot of kicking and screaming. We’re spending more and more time on our devices, scrolling, browsing and socialising. Even at dinner time, when families gather around the table. What if there’s a spot for everyone to check-in their devices before they come for […]

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1 big or 2 small units: This portable kitchen island so useful

I’ve always wanted to have a kitchen island and when moving into a new apartment, our small kitchen and limited countertop surfaces gave me the opportunity to create my dream kitchen island. I went for the KALLAX unit because I was looking for an affordable and easily DIYable solution. As I was looking for ideas […]

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Hackers Help: Say my name, say my name?

With thousands of IKEA products coming and going, it’s not easy to remember everyone. That’s where we all come in. Collective memory is better than my single brain. So it’s up to us to help IKEAhackers readers pin down the name that’s on the tip of their tongue. Here goes. #1 What’s this wardrobe? Kelly […]

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Go on a “Renocation”. IKEA + Pinterest show us how.

What’s a Renocation? According to IKEA and Pinterest, it’s a renovation with a vacation in mind, creating a spot for a cosy staycation. The two brands kicked off the Renocations campaign this week — an online tool that helps IKEA customers find inspiration for their next home renovation. Statistics from Pinterest show that searches for […]

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FRIHETEN sleeper sectional downsized into a chaise

Our cats had basically destroyed this poor couch (see photo of side arm) and we’d already decided that it was time to change it out. I had even posted it free on Craigslist. Related: FRIHETEN sofabed /couch Hack – Add bass to your couch for ultimate movie experience! BUT I loved the storage and the […]

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Help! How do I hack this bar desk?

I found this bar desk on Pinterest but haven’t been able to find the original instructions. Any ideas how to make this? Photo: Pinterest via Gizmodo Thanks for any help. Amna Khan *** Hi Amna That’s a sleek bar desk. My suggestion is to use components from the IKEA kitchen range (SEKTION or METOD) and […]

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