Description: This is I and my husband’s first hack. After weeks of trawling through this site, I managed to convince DH that building our own bar would be cheaper than buying a new one.
We wanted an L shaped bar and thought about using expensive IKEA pieces for this, but settled for good ole, cheapo Gorm.
Supplies: 2 51cm GORM corner shelves – $26 8 51 x 77cm GORM shelves – $56 8 31 x 77cm GORM shelves – $40 24 packs of 110cm GORM posts – $96 Packet of screws – $9 Fabric – $16 13mm MDF sheets for the top of the bar – $13 Staple gun and staples Hand drill
1. He built a bog standard gorm shelving, then we screwed in post to cover the “holes”. At $4 for 2 posts it was cheap 🙂
2. Then I went a bit mad with the staple gun some upholstering fabric to hide the picket fence look.
3. A trip to the lumber yard produced some 1.3mm MDF board, cut to size to cover the top of the bar and a few screws to hold the top down.
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.