All IKEA Hacks

  • Make a Seaweed Press / Flower Press from a pair of APTITLIG Chopping Boards
    After recently attending a seaweed pressing course, my partner was after a wooden seaweed press that she could use for her own pressings. Ones for sale seemed quite small and rather flimsy, so I decided to make one. Dropping into IKEA in Exeter, we picked up a couple of APTITLIG […]
  • Ivar Shelf on Wheels?
    I’m considering putting one of my ivar shelving units on wheels so that I can move it about in my workshop. So the simplest thing seems to build a platform with wheels, and add some blocks to “lock-in” the uprights. I’m not sure at this stage if these will be […]
  • Drawers for Ivar Desk
    Jus a few more photos of my small (but deep) ivar desk drawer! Note the slightly cut down cuttlery holder to put my pens and things in! – it works a treat!
  • What is the Shelf Support Spacing on Ivar?
    Spacing of IKEA IVAR Support Pins
  • Full Extension Drawers for IKEA ALEX
    I’ve been using a pair of ALEX drawer units and a LINNMON table top to make a simple desk while working at home. However I feel that the ALEX drawers are not making the best use of space. Whilst the Alex is 600mm deep, the drawer is only 500mm deep […]
  • IVAR Cable Tidy
    My next IVAR Desk project, was to tidy up all the cables and adaptors then inevitably end up on the floor by my feet, so I decided to build a small shelf that would sit underneath my desk drawers. As always, I wanted to do this in a semi permanent […]
  • Ikea IVAR Shelf Cut-Out
    I added a cutout to an IVAR shelf, so I didn’t keep knocking myself out! I think it looks good.
  • Installed My Custom Ivar Drawers
    I finally (after being able to get back to my office) installed the IVAR drawers I made. They work great. Using the slow close, fully extending drawer runners was worth it I think. It gives me far more storage, and in keeping with what I love about IVAR, it’s flexible, […]
  • Making More Custom Drawers for IVAR
    I wanted to maximise the storage on my IVAR, so I’ve started to make some more drawers. As before I wanted to be able to move these around, or completely reconfigure my set up later if needed, so they are made so as to not be permanently fixed. There’s no […]
  • Drawers for my IVAR desk
    I’m going to be working at my desk quite a bit, and one thing I found useful on my previous desk, was a shallow drawer under the desktop. It’s a useful space for pens and cables and suchlike. IKEA don’t make anything like this so it was time to make […]