2 ways to stop SKÅDIS hooks falling out of the slots

SKÅDIS hooks falling off or being dislodged from the pegboard holes is one of the most annoying aspects of using the SKÅDIS system. Finally, we have the fix to this problem from 2 creative IKEA hackers.

skadis hooks fall dislodged

The first is a 3D printed plug that slots into the holes and is a surprisingly discreet solution. And the second works by tying the hook down. Both effectively solves the issue.

#1 3D printed plugs

Frustrated that SKÅDIS hooks sometimes fall from the board and onto his laptop, Johan K created 3D printed plugs to lock the SKÅDIS hooks in place. With the plug installed, the hooks will still rattle somewhat, but they won’t be flying off the board anytime soon. The plug works with original IKEA hooks or 3D printed ones.

SKÅDIS hooks fixed

IKEA items used: 

Other materials and tools: 

SKÅDIS hook plugs 

First, go here and download the .stl files.

3D Print the plugs, and removal tool, as well as extra hooks if needed. 

3d printed plugs

Related: 10 IKEA SKÅDIS pegboard accessories you wish IKEA made


Install according to video below

If you don’t have a 3D printer, there are many libraries around the world offering you to use their printers.

Alternatively, many 3D printer owners are willing to print for you for a small fee. Check with your local 3D printing groups on Facebook and other forums.

How long and how much did it cost? 

Haven’t done the math, but it’s next to nothing if you have your own printer.

What do you like most about the hack? 

How you still can rearrange the hooks and different storage solutions on your board. There are other version of the locking plugs in existence, but none that can be removed this easily as far as I know.

What was the hardest part about this hack? 

Dialing in the 3D models so that it works every time.

What to pay special attention to? 

Test print a couple of plugs and see that your printer is properly tuned (i.e. that the plugs fits in your board) before printing a big batch of them.

#2 Holdilocks for SKÅDIS hooks

Boris wanted to prevent the IKEA SKÅDIS peg hooks from falling out of the board.

He comments, “The hooks are an absolute nightmare to use — unless the hooks are fixed somehow to the board’s slot. I saw it at an IKEA store, they used zip ties (pix below) to fix the hook to the board.

However, this is only possible if the pegboard is not mounted on the wall (to install zip tie through the back). If the board is already mounted on the wall, it is almost non doable.”

hook with zip tie

IKEA store’s fix

Boris then came up with a solution he calls the Holdilock. “It is easy to install and remove from the board, which allows you to rearrange the hooks when you need to.”

It is essentially a clip that holds the hook in place.

Holdilock SKÅDIS hooks fixed

Photo: MVC design

Here’s a video showing how it works. 

Get the SKÅDIS peg hook lock on Amazon. Or on eBay.

Jules Yap