Hacking IKEA


A couple of years ago we had an idea to a website that we thought was fairly good. The idea came after a long lasting relationship with IKEA and years of scanning the IKEA-catalogue for pieces of furniture that in some way could be modified in order to fit perfectly (or pass off as non-IKEA furniture).

The idea ran as follows: To build a web site providing ideas to how people can customize, personalize or camouflage their IKEA-furniture - we knew that there had to be a great number of people out there just waiting for a site like this.


Robert Kalin made a table from broken Ikea chairs and a surfboard.
Photo: Jessica Dimmock for The New York Times

Presumably some ideas just float around waiting to be realized. As it turned out, someone else had an even better idea and furthermore had managed to bring the idea into the real world: At ikeahacker.blogspot.com you can submit your own IKEA modifications and share them with everybody. At ikeahacker you'll find (quote)  "- a funked up klippan sofa, an ingenious idea for your pax wardrobe, a creative twist on your kitchen countertop, or even advice on how to finally stop forby stools from wobbling".

So while you save up for that horribly expensive Montana bookshelf, take a look at what Billy can do for you in the meantime.

Here are some of our favourite IKEA hacks: