Instructables: exploring - workshop - furniture - ikea Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:09:49 PDT BLOX v1.01 (Foldable) wall mounted standing desk
(Foldable) wall mounted standing desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> DingDongDoorbell I wanted to create a standing desk for myself, but I wanted to be able to put it away when not in use. (Yes, even less footprint than a regular standing desk)I chose to use an IKEA LACK side table for it is light; cheap and easily replaced if I end up breaking it at any point. The list! Prerequis...
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 10:35:55 PDT
Add IKEA Bekant Sit/Stand legs to a Bekant Corner Desk
Add IKEA Bekant Sit/Stand legs to a Bekant Corner Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> I've had my Galant corner desk for years and absolutely love it. But I've really wanted to upgrade to a sit/stand desk. Trouble is that I have a massive computer setup with a PC tower and four monitors (2 - 27" HP HD Monitors and 2 - 19" LCD monitors). When IKEA recently announced that it was launch...

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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 13:32:26 PDT
How to Build a Bed. A Mydal Bed Upgrade
How to Build a Bed. A Mydal Bed Upgrade - More DIY How To Projects]]> BartholomewH Long story short:As a professional assembler, upgrading has become a natural consequence of my profession. That's why I love to not only do the actual furniture assembly but to do the actual IKEA hacks that follow.When it comes to IKEA's ready-to-assembler I'm not the only one nuts in the house.. My...
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 03:43:18 PDT
Butcher block countertop table (IKEA hack)
Butcher block countertop table (IKEA hack) - More DIY How To Projects]]> anapsix Make a beautiful butcher block table with IKEA hardwood countertop and IKEA desk frame. A trip to IKEA Visit your local IKEA store's kitchen section and select your favorite hardwood countertop. Most IKEA countertops come in two sizes: 6 feet (74") and 9 feet (98"). Naturally, you can use a longe...
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:56:23 PDT
IKEA Hackers: MARIUS street sign side table uersel This hack is very straight forward: Drill four countersunk holes into the street sign (use the original seat as template) Assemble the legs and bend them a bit outwards (makes it a bit more stable) Mount the sign onto the legs, using the four round plastic parts as spacers. Done! Tools needed: Pow...
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Sat, 7 Mar 2015 14:38:27 PST
Add on PC stand
Add on PC stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> joerice01 I recently purchased an IKEA Alex desk and wanted to add a stand for my PC so it wasn't sitting on the floor. Tools & materials Tools: Angle grinder with cutting discs Drill Saw horse Hacksaw Ruler (30cm & 1m) Set square Marking pens Metal files F clamps 2mm ho...
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 23:30:50 PST
IKEA Table with under-shelf storage
IKEA Table with under-shelf storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> dtska WhatThis is an IKEA table hack that replaces two legs with a shelf on one end of the table. Several customization options are possible: number of shelves, height and depth of shelves, how many shelf levels, size of table top, configuration (L configuration shown in picture) is up to you. Also, it ca...
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Fri, 6 Feb 2015 18:05:50 PST
Standing Desk for 50 Bucks
Standing Desk for 50 Bucks - More DIY How To Projects]]> 0xfaf0 Inspired by Colin Nederkoorn's ``A standing desk for $22'', I decided to build my own standing desk. Whereas Colin's plan builds a small standing desk that is to be placed on top of an existing desk, I wanted to build a complete standing desk.Like Colin, I also use LACK side tables and the EKBY VIKT...
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:17:39 PST
IKEA Epedit Plywood Hack
IKEA Epedit Plywood Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> dyiguy We've got two IKEA Expedit units a couple of years ago. Nice and cheap stuff but not as good for storing books as we initially thought. So we cam up with a plywood boxes that will combine all of this:Look goodStore booksStore small less often used stuff on the back (like Christmas toys, backup light...
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 03:01:53 PDT
IKEA HACK: bedside buddy
IKEA HACK: bedside buddy - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus This smart bedside caddy has compartments to hold all your everyday carry (EDC) sundries. This simple IKEA hack was made from an IKEA flatware holder and has drawer pulls as feet. Put this caddy next to your bed to hold you phone and earplugs at night, or next to your couch to keep your remote contr...
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:50:30 PDT
Hemnes Baby Changing Dresser - IKEA-Hack
Hemnes Baby Changing Dresser - IKEA-Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> mmaatkamp In the Netherlands, everything remotely baby-related is priced at least double.Therefore, I decided I could transform a regular set of IKEA-drawers into a baby changing table by adding a few planks on top.In the next step you can find an IKEA-style manual for putting it together. IKEA style manual...
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 14:05:54 PDT
Converting an Ikea TV Cabinet in to a remote control Slide Out TV Cabinet Firgelli Auto This is a standard TV Cabinet from Ikea. The TV is supposed to mount on the front but we wanted to make it slide out of the side. There was a gap of 2.5" inside the back wall of the Cabinet which is just enough to mount a TV and our Mini Track Linear Actuator with some guide rails to guide it smo...
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Sat, 18 Jan 2014 17:40:05 PST
IKEA Shelf Safe with Magnetic Key
IKEA Shelf Safe with Magnetic Key - More DIY How To Projects]]> Renard_Bleu Ever since I first laid eyes on a piece of chunky IKEA furniture, I've wanted to turn its hollow innards into a super secret hiding spot. I first tried (and failed) to make a trap door in the top and then leg of a Lack Side Table, but it is virtually impossible to make a clean cut without irreparabl...
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:09:50 PST
Rope Bridge Shelf
Rope Bridge Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> sbanas I have seen this shelf on instructables a couple of times and it has fascinated me so I decided to make one. It's made from an ordinary ikea shelf but instead of being a boring flat shelf, it is like a rope bridge. Supplies This shelf is made using ikea brackets and a 7" board I found at lowes. (...
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:55:22 PST
Ikea-Inspired Desk
Ikea-Inspired Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> jmacfarlane There comes a time in a man's life where he wants a better desk. One with plenty of room to work, but that doesn't take up the entire room; one with storage, but that doesn't weigh a ton. This desk can be made for about $30 worth of wood, a piece of glass from Ikea (transparent gray Malm glass top,...
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Sat, 9 Nov 2013 21:51:50 PST
Ikea Coffee table Hack tanlee Ikea Coffee table hack.  Material used Base cabinet cover panel and sultan LADE. All this item was pick up at the AS IT IS section, price is cheaper from buying a new table. This is good also for those like handy work. Material List: 1) PERFEKT ROCKHAMMAR Base cabinet cover panel. 2) SULTAN LADE...
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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 09:45:35 PDT
Glass Top Desk With Ambient/Bias Lighting
Glass Top Desk With Ambient/Bias Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> komomochan This Instructable/Ikea Hack is going to teach you how I built a glass top desk with ambient lighting.   There is many ways you can do this project but I chose something cheap and simple to work with. So I chose to get my materials at Ikea. Really, you can get your materials in whatever shape/size y...
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:42:04 PDT
OMG the kitchen table became my desk
OMG the kitchen table became my desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> carloratm It all started with IKEA Ingo It is a very cheap real wood table. I think it is one of the best IKEA products. It is filed as a kitchen table, and that's true. But I really like wood, and I really like minimalism, so why don't use it as a desk? ...
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 08:50:15 PDT
Concrete Lack: Ikea Table Hack
Concrete Lack: Ikea Table Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> budman0312 I wanted  a cheap coffee table, so I went to Ikea and picked up a Lack coffee table for $20. It was a little plain, so I decided to customize it a little. Materials and Tools Materials: IKEA Lack Coffee Table ($20) 12 ft. 1x6 boards ($10) Bag of concrete ($3) (I used standard quikrete concrete. F...
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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:24:51 PDT
Backward Build Chaise Lounge Chair (100% rescued materials)
Backward Build Chaise Lounge Chair (100% rescued materials) - More DIY How To Projects]]> east fork spring All of my builds are made from 100% reclaimed material. Why? Because it's fun, inexpensive, challenging, and I'm a tree-hugger. It just takes a little imagination and some reverse engineering. The traditional build has plans and calls for materials. My builds have materials and call for a plan. Thi...
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Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:43:31 PDT
Lean on Finnvard - IKEA h├Ąck adriangoegl IKEA hack of a finnvard trestle. It is a lean on side table held together by a tension belt. If you have to move, you can stack it together and fix it again with the same belt. An ideal nomadic furniture.
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Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:42:10 PDT
IKEA Futon Hack
IKEA Futon Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> efraguada I wanted an upgrade from the typical collegiate Ikea wooden futon in the living room to a bit more stylish adult living room sofa. Researching couches & sofas I found; I could get a used one off craigslist (not a very stylish selection), a new one from Ikea, or the couches that I wanted--that I coul...
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Sun, 3 Mar 2013 07:01:31 PST
Assembly of Ikea Beddinge Futon
Assembly of Ikea Beddinge Futon - More DIY How To Projects]]> ___ Futons are great for college or a guest room where you want the flexibility of having both a sofa and bed in one piece of furniture.  However, the directions can be a little confusing, so I thought I would put up some photos to help. Step 1 Add the cross beams with the screws, tightening with the...
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Sat, 8 Sep 2012 15:55:48 PDT
8U Rack Case From IKEA RAST Table
8U Rack Case From IKEA RAST Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Harrymatic I was in need of an instrument rack to hold all of my music equipment, however I was not willing to pay about £60 for one. I discovered the IKEA LACK rack, made from a coffee table. On going to IKEA to buy one, I was a bit disappointed as the LACK coffee table is very big for what I need, and also t...
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 10:02:45 PDT
Ridiculously Heavy Table
Ridiculously Heavy Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> christopherhesse My computer desk was a little flimsy, so I wanted to make a sort-of-industrial table to replace it.  A friend of mine, Roland Lapp sketched out an industrial-looking table that I modified and modeled in Autodesk Inventor, then built out of steel and oak. I made this at Techshop San Francisco, using...
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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 01:11:51 PDT
LACK around the corner
LACK around the corner - More DIY How To Projects]]> luch I have a family room with boxing in the corners of the room. This was done to cover mechanicals leading to the upper level. Although it solved the problem of hiding unsightly pipes and wires it didn't make it any easier to find furniture for the space.  Level of Difficulty I found this project to...
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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 21:25:18 PDT
Bar Table and Desk - Using IKEA Table Tops (VIKA AMON)
Bar Table and Desk - Using IKEA Table Tops (VIKA AMON) - More DIY How To Projects]]> luch I recently purchased two table tops from IKEA, the VIKA AMON series, in high gloss white. I decided that I was going to make the bases for them using pine that I purchased from Home Depot. The majority of the joinery will be pocket holes, using a pocket hole jig.  Level of Difficulty I found this...
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Fri, 15 Jun 2012 09:39:15 PDT
Ikea Bed Hack (RYKENE)
Ikea Bed Hack (RYKENE) - More DIY How To Projects]]> luch I bought this bed frame a few years ago. Since then, I have always wanted to alter the bed to make it stronger and a little more sophisticated.  The revisions that I have made:     - Increased the height to approximately 20" from the top of the mattress to the floor    - Upholstered the headboard...
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Wed, 30 May 2012 06:56:46 PDT
Ikea Hack - Pivot TV Mount
Ikea Hack - Pivot TV Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> Julien Thibeault Living in a small apartment require great organization. It is even more important when you live in an open space apartment or a loft. When I moved into my new apartment (a loft), I installed a Stolmen system to split the main room into two separated spaces : the living room and the bedroom. To make ...
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Mon, 5 Mar 2012 12:22:09 PST
Ikea Ivar Computer Desk
Ikea Ivar Computer Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> homelabs Following re-organisation of our attic room, a desk was lost, and a replacement space for the desktop PC was needed.  As storage around the walls of the attic room was now all Ivar shelving I wanted to use Ivar shelving to provide a suitable space for the computer whilst occupying minimal space when...
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Sun, 15 Jan 2012 12:01:31 PST
Ikea Hack: The 'Bertil' Bench
Ikea Hack: The 'Bertil' Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> MattCP This 'able' is a Ikea Bertil chair hack/conversion that I have been wanting to do for a while. This is not my idea so to give credit where it is due: I found the idea on Pinterest which lead me to the original from a company of great up-cyclers: Junktion out of Tel Aviv.  You will need basic woodwor...
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Fri, 30 Dec 2011 02:28:44 PST
Lack on Lack, a night stand.
Lack on Lack, a night stand. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Duplo for Daddies I've been checking out some of the other Ikea hacks but never been able to do one myself. So when one of my friends was getting rid of two Lack tables I knew it was my turn to mess around! What you need 2 Lack tables Drill w/bits 4 screws A small piece of tape (if you want to use a little trick I...
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Wed, 16 Nov 2011 00:46:14 PST
Family Room Re-do, a year in the making mpluess This is a story of the dark outdated 1970's paneled old family/TV room. One of those rooms you know has not been updated since the dinosaurs walked the earth! Over the course of the last year, I have been working on remodeling my 1970's family room. First, I had to remove 3/4 inch plywood paneling,...
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Sun, 18 Sep 2011 05:55:57 PDT
Ikea lack plus (light)
Ikea lack plus (light) - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikemaj Everyone knows that table because it's the Ikea's philosophy essence for an extremly low price. Built from nothing more than 4 screws, air and wood fibers can withstand a lot considering how flimsy this material is. Here's how it's made:
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Fri, 13 May 2011 13:36:21 PDT
Ikea Lack table into Lack floating selves!
Ikea Lack table into Lack floating selves! - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikenuke This is a guide for how to make two IKEA Lack Floating selves from one IKEA Lack table. As seen on You will need one table from IKEA, check if you can find a super deal for half price in "as is section". Then you will need some tools. The tools you need You are going to need th...
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Tue, 12 Apr 2011 08:52:35 PDT
IKEA Hacks zazenergy "IKEA Hacks" gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 12 different projects that modify IKEA furniture for new uses. Make hanging lanterns, modify a tool box and even construct your own raincoat. All projects come from, are written by our creative community, and contain...
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Tue, 29 Mar 2011 13:26:37 PDT
How To Make A Fold out Sofa/Futon/Bed Frame
How To Make A Fold out Sofa/Futon/Bed Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> VVBoredGuy I enjoy relaxing on a sofa and in my bed, and so it may come as no surprise that I would wish to combine the two. After searching Ikea and several other shops, I found the average price for a "tri-fold" futon was in the region of 120GBP ($150). I found this pretty steep for what is basically some pl...
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Mon, 3 Jan 2011 07:01:39 PST
IKEA Hack TV Stand
IKEA Hack TV Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> anthonymek This is a fairly simple tv stand hack that will create an architectural piece to compliment your large flat screen tv. All you need is 2 Lack TV Stands, 4 Elkby shelves and some double-stick tape. The one-step instructions ! The one step instruction i ssimple: build the 2 Lack TV stands sans the ...
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Fri, 27 Aug 2010 08:59:47 PDT
IKEA | Billy bookcase assembling instruction youwillfixit
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Wed, 18 Aug 2010 04:16:43 PDT
GORM Ikea coffee table
GORM Ikea coffee table - More DIY How To Projects]]> matt.t.mcgowan After seeing randofo's GORM bench / bookshelf project I thought a coffee table would be quite possible and look pretty good with a few slight modifications. I had recently assembled a GORM bookshelf so I thought a GORM coffee table would watch nicely and at a very reasonable price. Bill of Materi...
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Wed, 11 Aug 2010 17:48:22 PDT
DIY Ikea: Modular food shelf
DIY Ikea: Modular food shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> frenzy I made my way to Ikea this past weekend to try to find a kitchen table that can hold my food. But rent and cell phone bills were due recently so both me and my partner felt poor, so after not finding anything under 60 bucks that really fit our needs we went back home, empty handed. At home sitting...
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Mon, 9 Aug 2010 22:04:41 PDT
Ikea hack - Billy bookcase with integrated amplifier
Ikea hack - Billy bookcase with integrated amplifier - More DIY How To Projects]]> Vidar_76 Hi! About: This is a Billy bookcase that have many lifes, i got it for free from my work many years ago. (please note - english is not my native language but i hope you dont find too many missspellnings.) I think started as a Billy like this: Fi...
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Sun, 31 Jan 2010 08:58:42 PST
IKEA " Aneboda " hacking :-)
IKEA " Aneboda " hacking :-) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Martin-1973 A simple but time consuming way to pimp up the IKEA " Aneboda " series for what ever room you please. In my case i´ve used them for storing my clothes in the bedroom. Instead of buying new furnitures, i´ve simply mounted all the individual pieces on a single " MDF " wooden baseboard. Also the origin...
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Thu, 24 Dec 2009 03:03:54 PST
Shoe Tower - a free standing, multi-tier floating shoe rack
Shoe Tower - a free standing, multi-tier floating shoe rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jayefuu Shoes take up a lot of space. This is a known fact. In a room as small as mine, space is valuable and the shoe pile that I used to maintain in one corner of my room often became unmanageable as the shoes spread out across my room and enveloped what little floor space I had. Not any more! With a co...
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Fri, 4 Dec 2009 08:02:55 PST
Whiteboard Desk
Whiteboard Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> swaweet This instructable will show you how to take a tall, narrow Ikea bookshelf, plywood and a sheet of whiteboard and make a stylish multi-functional project desk. We use it as a computer desk, scrapbooking area and a place to sketch or leave notes with a dry erase marker. The whiteboard material will...
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Sun, 26 Jul 2009 16:41:29 PDT
IKEA Hack - Komplement Lampshade
IKEA Hack - Komplement Lampshade - More DIY How To Projects]]> killerjackalope You know the komplement shoeboxes? Sort of translucent, made of plasticky fabric, well they can be lampshades.All you need is a Komplement shoebox and a wire coathanger. A pair of pliers and a craft knife will be needed aswell...I promise to get some better photos - Unfortunately the uploading is hi...
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Sun, 24 May 2009 15:17:25 PDT
DIY Illuminated Design Desk
DIY Illuminated Design Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> skyburner I always thought that those designer desks with the glass tops and lights were pretty cool. I just moved into my new apartments, and knew such a desk was calling my name. And being a college student on a budget, the cost had to be low. It's VERY simple and VERY basic, but clean and cool. this is...
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Sat, 13 Sep 2008 04:55:23 PDT
Big oak desk from kitchen worktops
Big oak desk from kitchen worktops - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bleek11 Hack a couple of Ikea 'Numerar' kitchen worktops into a 3 meter long oak desk. Get & hack wood Buy the kitchen worktops: 1 x 246 cm for the 3 legs, 3 x 186 cm for the two tops and for the supporting beams. Get to somebody in your family or to a friend or to a really friendly woodshop owner and h...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2008 01:57:32 PDT
IKEA Hack-a-Lack
IKEA Hack-a-Lack - More DIY How To Projects]]> arne hendriks The IKEA Hack-a-Lack is a screwing-device for those who need to assemble a large number of IKEA Lack coffeetables. It saves time, energy and painful wrists. It's very easy to make and the best part is that it is actually made from a Lack table itself. It works like a very big screwdriver but instead...
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Wed, 20 Aug 2008 08:19:42 PDT
Ikea DJ Console
Ikea DJ Console - More DIY How To Projects]]> drwelby I've been looking for a DJ console for a while. But most of the the stuff I saw was either a) ugly or b) too expensive for a cheapskate like me.I had hoped to find something at least close enough at Ikea, since their furniture generally looks pretty good and best of all it's cheap. The Ikea Expedit...
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Sat, 10 Feb 2007 19:28:25 PST