For my Daughter’s 9th birthday, I IKEA Hacked a desk for her to do her homework and art, as well as a place to store her books, stuff and art supplies
I combined 2 pink KALLAX units ( 2x2cubbyhole[902.758.20] & 2x4cubbyhole[602.825.20]) and Gorilla Glued a gloss red LINNMON table top [502.513.45] to the smaller KALLAX.
I had to prep the top of the KALLAX for gluing by roughing up the finish with 80 grit sandpaper, followed by a wipe-down with a little acetone on a rag.
The underside of the LINNMON being unfinished, needed no prep work, other than marking its gluing location on the KALLAX
A few clamps to hold the LINNMON tabletop in place as well as the other larger KALLAX (still boxed) laid on top to ensure a good bond.
4 hours later, assemble the other KALLAX, move all the pieces to their final location, and bolt to the wall…..finished!
Of course this can be done with KALLAX and LINNMON in other colours/finishes, but this is for a little girl with a passion for pink. The Gloss Red tabletop matches well and being glossy, will make for easy cleaning.
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.