40 brilliant ways to hack the IKEA KALLAX bookcase

The IKEA KALLAX is one of the most versatile piece of cube storage furniture in the Swedish blue and yellow store. Besides the obvious as a bookcase and storage unit, the KALLAX is popularly used for IKEA hacks and repurposing. 

The IKEA KALLAX can be turned into a beautiful TV stand, reading nook, platform bed and genius movable kitchen island.

Check out our tips on how to add legs to the KALLAX and close up the back of the KALLAX and bring your DIY project to the next level.

One thing to note is the hollow structure of the KALLAX bookshelf, so you’ll need to be careful when drilling or cutting the KALLAX. 

Product details:

Size of cube: 13″x13″ (33cm x 33cm)

Materials: Particleboard, Fiberboard, Acrylic paint, Honeycomb structure paper filling (100% recycled), Plastic edging

Accessories: Drawer inserts, shelf inserts, door inserts, inserts with compartments, insert for bottles, baskets, boxes

Browse our list of clever IKEA KALLAX hacks and get your project off the ground and running.