First, I painted them the same colour as the walls. Then I glued pieces of Plexiglas I had in the shed to it with Tec7 (other clear silicone can also be used).
I drilled through the Plexiglas in all four corners on each piece, before screwing hooks into them. Make sure the hooks are long enough to go all the way from Plexiglas through to the IVAR. This is to ensure a firm hold.
Then I attached four hooks in the ceiling, attached chains from them to the hooks in the upper shelf, and then from hooks underneath the top shelf.
This is how I attached the chains.
I attached the bottom shelf with more pieces of chain. Underneath the lower shelf I attached some stiff wire mesh for hooks where I can hang kitchen utensils.
Didn’t cost more than the IVAR side units, some hooks and some stainless steel chain.
An elegant shelving unit made from IVAR shelves. Takes a few tries to get the shelves level but so worth it. See more of the hanging rope shelf.
#2 Ceiling mounted pot rack
Rob makes use of a shelf from the OMAR shelf unit and turns it into a pot rack. See more of the hanging pot rack.
#3 Pot rack and suspended shelf from trivet
Mark thought IKEA would have hanging pot racks (for the ceiling), but they didn’t. So since he was already in IKEA, he thought he could buy enough components there to make some. Turns out he could. See more of the ceiling mounted pot rack.
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