We went to IKEA and with a bit of work we came up with a cool bike rack, that cost about 300 SEK (yes, we are incredibly proud of it!)
Instructions for an IKEA No-Screw Bike Rack
1. Make the front feet
First, we took the IVAR side post and made it stand. We used 2 Ekby Valter brackets as front feet for the structure, using the already-made holes for the screws. We also put some wood glue in addition to the screws, just for being 100% sure. The IVAR side post sits on the small jut-out section of the bracket, as shown in the image below.
2. Make the lateral feet
Making the lateral feet was a little bit tricky. We cut away the jutting part and made some new holes for the screws to not cross the screws used for the front feet. Repeat on the other side of the IVAR frame but with the lateral leg facing the opposite side.
3. Add the bike hanger
We used the last 2 Ekby Valter brackets as the bike hanger. The brackets are attached with the wide part of the bracket facing up. Then, we attached the two pieces you cut off from the lateral feet to make a stopper at the end of the bracket. This helps to prevent the bike from falling off the hanger. Then we covered it with an old inner tube and some tennis racket grip, to avoid annoying scratches on the bike frame. There are definitely ways to make this part look prettier, but we used what we had on hand.
4. Lock the top
For the upper part, we changed the Bestå legs’ normal screws, with some wood/iron ones.
We mounted the Bestå legs, put some felt pads on the surfaces in contact with the floor and ceiling, placed the rack, and adjusted the length of Bestå legs to brace against the ceiling. Put the bikes on our IKEA Bike Rack and all was in harmony.
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.