Make your own pedalboard in 10 minutes

mackapar pedalboard

Not including meatball eating time, of course.

Why spend time and money searching for one when you can make your own fantastic pedalboard from IKEA in less than ten minutes?

Today I went to the IKEA near my place with the goal of finding a pedalboard.

IKEA Mackapar

And I found this great coat rack MACKAPÄR, which is actually TWO pedalboards ready to go!


Make your own pedalboard

IKEA Mackapar

1. Open up the MACKAPÄR coat and hack rack. Attach just one of the curved bars to the long edge of the rack. (The original rack installation has two bars along both edges.)

2. Arrange your pedals on the mesh board till you are happy with the flow. There is still room for more pedals if I ever get expand my collection.

make your own fantastic pedalboard from IKEA

3. Then, attach to the pedals to the MACKAPÄR with zip-ties. (I hate Velcro in my pedals!)

make your own fantastic pedalboard from IKEA

So far, it works amazing! Thanks IKEA!

mackapar pedalboard

~ by J Aldo Do Carmo

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