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Adjustable helper tower that grows with your child

CAUTION: If you are unsure of how to make this safely, please do not recreate this TROFAST helper tower. Get an original Learning Tower. When our son was about a year old, I wanted to find a way to get him more involved when I cooked. It was then that I stumbled across the concept of […]

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IKEA PAX wardrobe too tall, so we did this

The IKEA PAX wardrobe was too tall for our low ceiling. But we made it work. So I was moving into a my girlfriend’s house and we were remodeling a room and the garage into a new master suite. At the time I already had 2 large 39” and a smaller 19” PAX setup for […]

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IKEA wants you to build these tiny homes for bees

Bee awesome and make this tiny home. Two days ago was World Bee Day — May 20 — and it’s easy to overlook these tiny creatures so essential to life on this planet. Bees and the service they provide are a vital part of our ecosystem and have been shaping our natural environment for millions […]

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Transforming the KALLAX to a movable magazine stand

We have a guest/library room with two BIRKELAND pieces and needed a matching magazine stand for our file holders. BIRKELAND chest of drawers (discontinued) | IKEA.com The plan was to hack the more streamlined KALLAX to match the design of the BIRKELAND. The result is a matching movable magazine stand that also works as a […]

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Q: Can I paint the IKEA PS cabinets?

How to paint IKEA PS cabinets to look like the FJÄLLBO. We will move this summer and I plan on making the new place look a little more put together and “grown up” than our current flat. Since I am still on maternity leave there is not much money left but we have perfectly usable […]

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A metal shelf that’s perfect as a guitar pedalboard

Metal shelf with ready made holes for a pedalboard. So. I needed a pedalboard for my bass guitar pedals. Going through my garage I found an ALGOT metal shelf I wasn’t using. I think it fits its purpose perfectly! IKEA items used: ALGOT metal shelf (in my case 40×38 cm, but there are also bigger ones to […]

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See these ideas before you customize the IVAR cabinet

We bought some IVAR cabinets to make a customized wall unit for our living room. Again, maybe not a very high-tech or impressive hack, but there might be some useful tips in here for someone looking for a similar solution. We played around a bit with the configuration, trying different options (see GIF), ending up […]

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