Instructables: exploring - workshop - furniture - ikea Fri, 22 May 2015 22:48:19 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY Magazine Rack Transformation to a Kvissle Bookend Audio Boom Box
DIY Magazine Rack Transformation to a Kvissle Bookend Audio Boom Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> BartholomewH KVISSLE BOOKENDS ARE AWESOME!I am and IKEA assembly service professional and a passionate fan of DIY and all ready-to-assemble tricks and tips as long as their fantastic. Furniture assembly and IKEA next day delivery of flat packs orders have had me in unexpected situations where I had to develop a ...
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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 03:19:03 PDT
(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
Bathroom cabinet with Ikea bowl
Bathroom cabinet with Ikea bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> kenyer So I was remodeling my very small bathroom. Searching for a nice cabinet I noticed that I didn't like the materials used in the cabinets for sale. Besides that, all cabinets where much to big (in size and price) for my small bathroom.A new project was born!I'm very happy with the result and I made s...
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:07:08 PST
Suitcase table- GREAT SPACE SAVER
Suitcase table- GREAT SPACE SAVER - More DIY How To Projects]]> loopyloos How to use that lovely suitcase as something else. Perfect for a desk with somewhere to store things. Find your suitcase. I found this lovely piece in a market but you can find them all over the place.Try and find one that is a size you like and with a flat top and bottom. If it is warped it migh...
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Sat, 6 Sep 2014 16:24:30 PDT
Dual Lack laptop desk
Dual Lack laptop desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> arpruss I wanted a short laptop desk that we could keep in the living room and that would allow reasonably comfortable use of the laptop while sitting on the sofa. Previously, the kids had been using the laptop while sitting on the cushion of an Ikea Poang ottoman on the floor and with the laptop resting o...
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:19:36 PDT
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
Tetris Chest of Drawers
Tetris Chest of Drawers - More DIY How To Projects]]> craftalavista I bought a set of drawers months ago from Ikea and spent ages deciding how to paint them. Every time I looked at them the shape reminded me of a game of tetris but I didn't think all the bright colours would go in my living room. Then it hit me - why do I need to stick to the traditional colours and...
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Thu, 29 May 2014 13:35:14 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
Ikea + Craigslist desk mboyles2 So I moved into a new room and wanted to create a large work space for some varies projects I would be working on. The main goal was to create a large desk at a low cost while still maintaining a polished look. Ive had some luck with craigslist, so I watched the free section there and the as-is de...
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Sat, 3 Aug 2013 13:22:14 PDT
Ikea Kura bed converted to bunkbed jauncourt I have 2 kids, and some time ago, they each had their own room. The little one got this for his former toddler bed and the big guy got a KURA platform/loft bed from Ikea. All was great for about 2 years. However, a couple of years ago, the little one and the big one both asked me if they could shar...
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Sun, 12 May 2013 12:50:37 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
Sliced LACK table
Sliced LACK table - More DIY How To Projects]]> BrittLiv In this instructable I am going to show you how to make an ikea LACK table stand on two legs. Even though this is a rather simple mod, it is going to get you quite a few puzzled looks. I originally wanted to make the table stand on one leg, but even though it is stable enough to support itself I was...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:27:16 PST
Ikea Hack: Rolling Storage Lack Coffee/Side Table
Ikea Hack: Rolling Storage Lack Coffee/Side Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cezsaria I stand on the shoulders of giants. With especial thanks to: SpaceSays and Jules Yap and drnutella and thebunnykingofnowhere. I needed a compact coffee table that was mobile and cheap. After perusing Instructables and, I came up with my solution. Here I present the Rolling Storage ...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2013 00:19:47 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
Creating a S.L.A.C.K.
Creating a S.L.A.C.K. - More DIY How To Projects]]> ElgerJonker For an event we needed some tables for displays and game consoles. What better choice than the cheap IKEA Lack table: simple design, lightweight and beautiful because of its simplicity. So we got 20 of them donated by various people, which means there 80 IKEA lack table-pilars that need to be assemb...
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Sun, 13 May 2012 11:15:44 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
Hack the Lack derte84 Lack is one of the most beautiful pieces of furniture Ikea offers. It is cheap and minimal, its design will never get old. I think that the good thing of being simple and cheap is that a lot of people can afford to modify it on their needs. So, read this guide, get inspired and go to Ikea to buy a ...
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Thu, 26 Jan 2012 13:37:24 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
DIY Nail Head Table
DIY Nail Head Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> SpaceSays I love the use of nail heads in interior decor. In my search for a nail head trim table I came across several great options, but just couldn’t stomach the price tag. It’s amazing to me that some of these tables cost so much, when their design is so simple. I decided to create one myself using Ikea L...
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Fri, 14 Oct 2011 06:42:18 PDT shesparticular
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Thu, 22 Sep 2011 17:17:27 PDT
Please Ikea, I need EVERYTHING!! acemysteriouz Hello! I'm Anthony and this is my entry into the Share Your Space Challenge. Well, as you can see, my space is pretty much nothing but space! I just moved into this 2 bedroom duplex a couple of days ago and except for a desk, bed and bookcase, I have no furniture...1000 bucks from Ikea would definit...
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Wed, 21 Sep 2011 20:27:46 PDT
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