Welcome to the ultimate guide to IKEA hacking and DIY at Unplggd, with over 100 articles devoted to all things IKEA. Anything and everything about IKEA that's been highlighted in these pages is carefully cataloged and categorized (sorta) for your pleasure and convenience. Well maybe not *everything - man can only endure search for so long (in this case a couple of hours). We've got IKEA hacking, Ikea DIY, and even some normal IKEA pieces that we just found extraordinary.
'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not from IKEA
What's IKEA? it is nor desk, nor chair,
Nor kitchen, nor dining, nor any other part
Belonging to a home. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So IKEA would, were it not IKEA call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. IKEA, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all my money.
IKEA Inspiration, Ideas, & Behind the Blog - Ikeahacker
Read about Jules, the woman behind Ikeahacker, as well as previewing the IKEA 2012 catalog and tech ideas to steal from the big book of Swedish love.
- Behind the Blog: Ikeahacker
- Home Tech Ideas to Steal from the IKEA 2012 Catalog
- IKEA 2012 Preview: Stylists' Design Ideas Worth Stealing (Apartment Therapy)
IKEA Help Hotlines, Manuals, Assembly Tips, Helpful Websites, Apps, & Missing Parts
- 5 Easy IKEA Assembly Tips
- Help Hotlines and Websites for Missing Assembly Parts
- 5 Sites & Apps That Help You Shop IKEA
- Hi-Tech Solution For a Low Tech Problem: Improving IKEA Instruction Manuals
IKEA Cord Control & Cable Management
Use IKEA products and hangers to manage your unsightly cables and cords.
- Ikea SIGNUM Cord Management
- Create Your Own Cheap Cable Management System Using a Coat Hanger
- IKEA Products Not Intended to Control Wires (But Do!)
- Use an IKEA RIBBA Shelf for Cord Control
- Look! Ikea Bedside Table Features Unplanned Cord Management
- Managing This Out of Control Cable Conundrum?
Ikea Storage Solutions: Angled Wall Shelving, Office Storage, Files, & Paper
A fun and cheap solution from IKEA for putting shelving on angled walls and hanging files out in the open.
- The $2 IKEA Solution for Angled Wall Shelving
- Create Open File Storage With IKEA Shelf Brackets
- IKEA Solutions For Gadgets Lovers
- Stock Up On Home Office Storage
- Hidden Printer-Paper Storage from IKEA Magazine Racks
- Storage-Ready Washer & Dryer Lifts from IKEA Parts
IKEA Hacking & DIY: Workspaces & Desks
A desk made out of a pallet, using cabinets to build a desk, fitting a USB hub into your desk, and a floating iMac desk.
- Build Your Own IKEA Pallet Desk
- Turn A BESTA Cabinet Into The Besta Desk Ever
- How To Hack Your Desk To Hold A USB Hub
- Create a Small Floating iMac Workspace With Ikea Shelves
- IKEA 2011 Catalog Home Office Preview Showroom
- How To Make a Bouroullec Joyn Desk with IKEA Lagan Countertop (Apartment Therapy)
- DIY: Multimedia Desk, Built From "Scratch"
- Smart Hack: Making a Work Table out of Filing Cabinets
- Hacking Ikea Furniture to Make An Ergonomic Desk
- Look! IKEA BESTA Workstation Hack
- Look! Using Sidetables as Shelves
- IKEA Vika Desk DIY Burned to a Rustic Finish
- Desks: Small Footprint, Big Style
- IKEA Jonas Workstations: Simple Yet Effective
- Unplggd's Favourite Small Space Desks for Laptop Users
- Get This Look: IKEA With Wall Mounted Monitor
IKEA Hacking: Laptop Stands
Look how many different IKEA products work as laptop stands!
- In-Bed Laptop Riser From a Cheap Ikea Benjamin Stool
- Ikea Napkin Holder Doubles as Laptop Stand
- 13" MacBooks Get Air From IKEA ASKER Dish Drainers
- DIY Super-Slim Laptop Desk from IKEA Parts
- Another Great Ikea Laptop Stand DIY
- 4 of Our Favorite Ikea Laptop Desk Hacks
- DIY Laptop Desk
- Ikea Hack: Zen Laptop Table
- Use Two IKEA Ludvigs to Create a Compact Desk for Two
- Hacked Desk & Chair Make Frugal Home Office
- Making A Laptop/Book Stand Out of Some IKEA Bits
- Thomas' Minimal GTD Laptop Workstation From Austria
- The Anywhere Home Office Solutions For Small Spaces
- DIY Laptop Stand From a $2.99 Ikea CD Rack
IKEA Hacking & DIY: Standing Desks
Fun custom standing desks for those who can't sit still.
- Thin Storage: Tall, Dark and Handsome Desk
- Tom's DIY Standing Desk: Smartly Put Together
- Man Dog Machine's Marvelous IKEA Hack Standing Desk
- Hacked IKEA Expedit Standing Desk With Built-In Look
IKEA Hacking & DIY: Coffee Tables
IKEA Hacking & DIY: Entertainment
Entertainment centers, media consoles, & TV cabinets
- Look! Ikea Bedtable Turned TV stand
- A Custom Entertainment Unit from Ikea Pieces
- Alonso's Wife-Friendly DIY IKEA TV Cabinet Project
- Justin's Hacked and Hideaway LACK Media Console
- The DIY IKEA LACK On Wheels
- Doubling the Capacity of IKEA LACK TV Shelving
- How To: Turn a Lack Shelf into a Fan Cooled Media Cabinet
- Plastolux's Modern Credenza Ikea Hack
- Flickr Finds: Multitasking Wallunit
- Quickie Roundup: Coolest, Cheapest Television Cabinets
Hacked remote & video game controller storage.
Hiding computers & tech.
- How To... Cram a 24-Core Linux Cluster in $30 IKEA Drawers
- How to Turn Ikea Drawers into a CPU House
- The Ikea Besta Home Theater PC Hack
- Home Speaker Fabric Hides Away the Tech Mess
- Ikea Hacked PC Desk
- The DIY IKEA Vase Hideaway Charging Station
IKEA Stealth: Hiding Radiators & Heaters
Hide unsightly heaters with IKEA kit.
What once was old is now new.
- Before & After: IKEA Micke Desk Gets a New Luxe Look
- Build Your Own White and Gold VIKA Trestle Desk
- Old Lack Desk Transformed... with a Shower Curtain!
IKEA Can Even Make Fire
Make fire with IKEA parts.
Lamps, hacking, & DIY lighting.
- Intrinsic Complexity: Modern Hacked Lighting
- An IKEA Lamp Made Out Of IKEA Dog Bowls
- Make Your Own Custom Lamp Out of Ikea Parts
- Improved Sun Jars: Easy DIY Solar Lights For Your Home
- How to Make Your Own Sun Jar and Save Money
- Unique DIY Lamp Made From Ikea Parts
- The IKEA LACK Hack Projector-Friendly Ceiling Light
- IKEA Six Arms Ceiling Lamp
- Stylish Table Lamp Chandelier: 3 Tertials to the Rescue
- Look! Rustic Birch Table Lamp Hack
- DIY Light Sculpture from Ikea Lamps
- DIY Circuit Board Light Fixtures Are Geek Chic
- DIY Book Lamp Gives Light to Old Books
- Katamari Damacy-Style Ikea Lampan Sphere Lamps
- Using Watering Cans To Create Affordable Mood Lighting
- DIY Track Lighting In Any Room in the House
- Build Your Own Security Camera Lamp
- Ikea Hemma Chandelier Hack
- Ikea's Collection of Solar Powered Lighting
- IKEA Lamps Meet Solar Power
- IKEA's New Solar-Powered SOLVINDEN Table Lamp
- Potted Table Lamp Becomes Ambient Floor Lamp
- Give New Life to Old Lamps Using Fabrics
- Rediscover the Past With a DIY IKEA Lamp Slide Projector
- The Neat & Cheap Ikea Hemma Chopstick Lamp
- Tech We Can't Live Without: IKEA Fado Lamp
- Kitchen Task Lighting Solutions for Renters
IKEA Backlit Spaces
Backlit workspaces and furniture.
- Final Frame: The Peaceful Purple PC
- Turn Your Furniture Into One Giant LED Nightlight
- Flickr Finds: DIY Backlit Monitor
- Use LEDs For Ambient Lighting Around Your Workstation
IKEA Makes Music
Music studios, speakers, speaker stands, headphone stands, & turntable stands.
- DIY Project: Bed Slats To Turntable Stand
- IKEA Hack: Headphone Side Table
- Small Space Music Studio Laced With IKEA Hacks
- Turn an Ikea Floor Lamp into a Speaker
- FROSTA Speaker Stands
IKEA In People's Homes
Tech Tours & miscellaneous fantastic IKEA setups
- DIY Ikea Hack: Workspace With Custom Sized Built-ins
- Rebecca's Loving Living Small Home Office
- Martin's Modern and Manageable IKEA Home Office
- Sam's System Attic: Minimal & Clean Attic Workstation
- The German Mac Mini + iMac Home Office Combination
- 15 Year Old Shocks Again
- Anime-Themed Workstation From Shanghai
- Flickr Finds: Naan's Hong Kong IKEA Office
- Jordan's Tucked in a Corner Hideaway Armoire Home Office
- Gone IKEA Crazy: Johan's Ultimate Home Theater Hack