Finding your way around IKEAhackers

Hello there (or as they say in IKEA, Hej!)

This page is meant to help you get off the ground and hacking in no time.

First, what is an IKEA hack?

Compared to when IKEAhackers started in 2006, an IKEA hack almost needs no introduction now.

It’s the staple of home decor blogs and DIY sites. It’s everywhere! Even at IKEA stores.

IKEAHackers original template
This was how we started

But if you’re new here and you’re wondering what an IKEA hack is, we’d say it’s a modification of an IKEA product. It could range from a repurposing, reassembly, upgrade, update, personalisation or the creation of something totally new.

Still don’t get it? A quick browse may help.

Before you start hacking, a caution.

Hacking will alter your IKEA furniture. It can destroy the structural integrity of the product and compromise its safety standards. Hacking has its risk. And you may void your IKEA warranty. So always check, be aware of the risks and err on the safe side.

You have a hack. How do you share it?

Alright! We’d love to see it. Just shoot us an email. Submission details here.

You love it here! How do you get all the good stuff?

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Glad you asked. There are many ways to get in on the action. You can sign up for our FREE weekly email newsletter, comment on postshelp fellow hackers with their projects, connect with us via our social media channels, shop on Amazon to support the site or drop us a line to tell us how we’re doing.

Bookmark us and drop by for fresh new hacks every day. We post 3-4 hacks a week, and IKEA related news or Jules’ personal scribbles as and when it happens. So there’s always something new in here.

Now let’s get hacking

We’ve listed a few easy projects for you test waters and get a sense of how fun IKEA hacking can be. Try them out and see if you like modifying flatpack furniture to fit your style and purpose.

It’s butts today

What to do with your kid’s artwork

Masking tape my IKEA world

Cheese grater lamp

Dreaded kids train table with new twist

TV shelf with door stoppers

Once you get the hang of it, move on to other more exciting projects, like these hugely popular ones.

Bedroom dress boys

Turn your Studio apartment into a 1 bedroom

Vika desk goes glam

TV that fits into your Besta

Home office hack

Floating Billies

IKEA shoe room

Benno DVID tower headboard and room divider

If you need more inspiration, browse the latest hacks. Or find a hack via search.

Happy hacking!