another from prolific hacker riddim, who already gave us the ikea basket lamps. this one is made from an ikea grate and it only takes an hour of work. i like the funky reflections. i think it would be wonderful hung above a kitchen breakfast counter.
“it gets really hot when powered by a normal bulb. and as you turn it on and off by pressing on top it might be not possible to turn it off when it gets too hot. so i added an emergency switch on the cable,” riddim says. he is also willing to hack it for you at $49 (EUR49 + S&H) and will ship worldwide. contact him here.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.