15 ways to make the IKEA SKÅDIS pegboard even better

IKEA introduced its own pegboard system, the SKÅDIS series, some years ago and I’d say it’s one of the best IKEA products launched in recent years.

I love how super customisable it is, with a growing range of SKÅDIS accessories that help keep things organized.

It works in your entire home — from the hallway to garage. Use it anywhere you have a flat surface to hang it up.

For now the IKEA pegboard comes in 3 sizes and 2 colors — white and wood — giving you options to create your personal storage combination. The pegboards are made from fiberboard with clear acrylic lacquer coating finish. Lightweight and durable.

But no matter how perfect a system, you can trust IKEA hackers to improve on the SKÅDIS.

First let’s look at these crucial 5 issues you may have faced when using the IKEA pegboard. Then, a range of new solutions for the wall organisation tool.

5 IKEA SKÅDIS pegboard issues and how to fix them

#1 Expensive hooks?

You’ll need quite a number of hooks and accessories to fill up the SKÅDIS pegboard, and Kenyer was shocked at how quickly the numbers added up.

So he figured he could make his own hooks to save cost.

Over at Instructables, he shows us how to twist copper wires into the SKÅDIS hook shape. It works surprisingly well too.

Designing your own hooks lets you bend it to fit different tools. Any type of hooks that IKEA doesn’t sell, you can shape your own.

#2 Hooks that fall off?

One of the pain points of the IKEA pegboard is how easily the hooks are pulled out of the peg holes.

That’s a problem

Johan K wanted to put a stop to that. He designed a discreet 3D printed plug that slots into the peg hole and keeps the hook in place. The hook may still rattle somewhat but it won’t be flying off the board anytime soon. See how it works in the video below.

Remove the annoyance. See the full post.

#3 Wasted slots?

Most of the SKÅDIS hooks occupy two slots but the Nook Hook takes only one slot. It has a locking tab to prevent the hook from falling and keeps it firmly in place on the SKÅDIS.

With the Nook Hook you can arrange the hooks to make maximum use of every slot on the pegboard.

This is awesome for hanging little things like necklaces, rings and rolls of washi tape.

And for even something as simple as a small photo frame (which won’t look good on the original IKEA SKÅDIS hook).

Nook Hook for SKADIS pegboard
Photo: AEKI
Nook hook
Photo: AEKI

Get the Nook Hook here.

#4 Mount inside a cabinet?

Want to use the SKÅDIS inside a cabinet like the BESTÅ?

Andreas had the same thought but he wanted the mounting to be as seamless as possible. Out of his personal need, he created a SKÅDIS mounting system specially for the BESTÅ. See his nicely organized hardware box within a BESTÅ storage unit.

IKEA SKÅDIS pegboard mounted in BESTA

It integrates seamlessly with the mounting hardware that’s included with the BESTÅ/SKÅDIS and can be mounted either to a BESTÅ suspension rail or by anchoring a floor standing frame to the wall.

BESKADA mount

It should work for other cabinets like the METOD or SEKTION too.

Get the Beskåda Pegboard Mount here.

#5 Accessories for the IKEA SKÅDIS pegboard

If you have access to a 3D printer, you’re in luck.  There are tons of 3D designed accessories to maximize the use of the pegboard.

Just hop over to Thingiverse and download the 3D printable item for your needs. Most of them are free of charge but do leave a tip for the designer to encourage them to keep creating good stuff.

You’ll find add-ons of all shapes and sizes and for all kinds of storage. A small pegboard mounted shelf, a headphone holder, a tray. For the crafter, a scissors holder perhaps?

Related: See more 3D printed IKEA hacks here

No 3D printer? No problem.

We found some different accessories from Etsy sellers that are very different from those available at IKEA. They can patch up the gaps in the use of the SKÅDIS system.

Craft room love

The SKÅDIS is the beloved in craft rooms around the globe. Be it yarn or tubes of paint or bottles of buttons they can all be organised on this wall mounted wonder.

Hang up tubes of paint for easy access. This is specially made for the Vallejo brand, so do check the diameter of your paint bottles before getting one. The holders come in 4 different colours. Get them here.

IKEA SKÅDIS pegboard accessories for paint bottles
Photo: ArtyBCN3D

Keep your threads and bobbins organised with these holders. A simple plastic attachment that lets you thread your spools through. Easy and effective. Get thread holders and bobbin holders.

This holder is an interesting item to store pens, markers and other longer items. It fits crochet hooks too.

penholder
Photo: my3dbase
For the entryway

Small entryway? Use a SKÅDIS pegboard to keep sunglasses, keys and small items all in their place.

sunglass holder
Photo: my3dbase

If you find the white and grey hooks from IKEA rather blah, these colourful hooks are the way to go. 12 colours to choose from.

IKEA SKÅDIS pegboard accessories
Photo: Avatoronto
Make it work in the games room

Make space on the SKÅDIS for your headphones. A classy holder with a small footprint. Comes in a few options like copper and marble, brass or black. If you’re always wondering how to hang up your headphones, this one is worth checking out.

IKEA SKÅDIS pegboard accessories for headphone
Photo: lemmefix

Display your PS5/Xbox controllers in style. Discreet SKÅDIS mounts keep them in place and on display till your next game. Details here.

IKEA SKÅDIS pegboard accessories for game controller
Photo: my3dbase
For the coffee station

A minimal coffee filter holder that plugs into the SKÅDIS beautifully. Especially if your coffee station is already using the SKÅDIS system. Available here in 6 options.

coffee filter holder
Photo: lemmefix
Regular pegboard to IKEA SKÅDIS pegboard

Don’t have a SKÅDIS pegboard? Fret not. You can convert your regular pegboard to IKEA SKÅDIS with this adapter and start using all the amazing accessories for it.

skadis adapter pegboard
Photo: Davipro

Anything else on your wishlist?

Or what other ways have you improved on the IKEA SKÅDIS pegboard? Let us know in the comments below.

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