When decorating the living room in our new house, my wife and I searched for a wood/steel combination wall lamp. We did not find exactly what we wanted, or we declared it as was way too expensive, but the HEKTAR design from IKEA did have the shade form we liked.
So I decided to put in on some wood slabs so it would completely fulfill our requirements. The building process was relatively simple.
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.