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3 ways to IMPROVE the POÄNG armrest for work and play

The iconic POÄNG is one of the most popular armchairs in IKEA and with good reason. It’s comfortable, with timeless good looks good. And you can bring one home for less than $80. The POÄNG’s bent wood armrests is its most striking feature and the area we’re focussing on today.…

dementia friendly home - hack care catalog

A catalog packed with hacks for dementia-friendly homes

We’ve seen IKEA hacks touching so many aspects of everyday living. Now, thanks to the combined efforts of the Lien Foundation, Lekker Architects and Lanzavecchia + Wai Studio, we see the power of hacking used to create a dementia-friendly home environment. HACK CARE is a catalogue of more than 240…

double poang hack

IKEA snuggler – 2 seater POÄNG style

First things first, I wouldn’t have been able to do this Double POÄNG without looking at a previous Triple POÄNG article by Ian Fish. Mine is similar, but different at the same time. Thank you so much, Ian, for the inspiration. I kind of did this in two stages — the…

remove poang arms

How to remove the arms from your IKEA POÄNG armchair

Remove the arms on POÄNG in 2 steps. I liked to type on my laptop while sitting in my old POÄNG. While it was mostly very comfy, my elbows were constrained by the armrests. They had to go. Buy POÄNG armchair | IKEA.com Materials and Tools: POÄNG armchairWood Saw4x 40mm…

Triple POÄNG – The astonishing cat resistant sofa

Triple POÄNG – The astonishing cat resistant sofa

The missing link in IKEA’s range. Why? We inherited a cat that shredded our furniture, apart from a 20-year-old IKEA POÄNG armchair, with no cat resistant seating products on the market, we decided to buy 2 additional POÄNG armchairs, we went for the new range that come with a blue/grey…

IKEA hacks itself with the LYSKRAFT collection

IKEA hacks itself with the LYSKRAFT collection

We’ve come full circle. We’re usually the ones hacking, now IKEA decides to join in the fun. “Hacking and DIY are trends that continue to grow. More and more people take creativity into their own hands, loving to remake and renew. And so do we at IKEA. The hackers are…

Hackers Help: Want to sell rare Swivel Rocker POÄNG chair

Hackers Help: Want to sell rare Swivel Rocker POÄNG chair

While my submission could be a hack to someone, it’s really about a very rare IKEA Swivel Rocker POÄNG chair I bought in the early ’90s when Ikea opened their store in Emmeryville CA. I purchased the very last one and was told it was introduced in a limited run…

POÄNG Gravity Recliner

POÄNG Gravity Recliner

Items used: 1 Poäng chair 1 Poäng ottoman 2 5/16 inch pins drywall screws (does not have to be drywall screws, they were just what I had available) My chair and ottoman were already assembled as I have had it for some time now. 1. Replace the cross support for…

“Look Ma, No Headrest”

“Look Ma, No Headrest”

I sawed the top off the POANG chair to shorten the back and eliminated the headrest cushion. ~ Jeanie

Poang Massage Chair

Poang Massage Chair

I’ve had an Ikea Poang chair since ~1990 and used it regularly for many years, then it became a driving chair for video games, but in the last few years hasn’t seen much use. I’ve always wanted a massage chair (who hasn’t???) but could never justify $2000+ for a massive,…

How to pad your POANG armchair armrest

How to pad your POANG armchair armrest

I found the bent wood arms on the Poang chair too hard and Ikea still does not make padded armrests for the chair. I bought a package of flexible padded aluminium splint from Amazon. It is 4.25″ X 36″. The product I got was salmon colored. It had minimal padding…

Hackers Help: Poang footstool to snack table?

Hackers Help: Poang footstool to snack table?

Photo: IKEA.com I looked for a hack for the Poang footstool to turn it into a snack/drink table but didn’t find anything on the site. Maybe a angled base and a fitted top of some sort? Is there one and I missed it? Any ideas how…

Poäng chair upgrade

Poäng chair upgrade

So this is how I upgraded my simple POANG chair into a lively, colorful one. See more pictures and instructions here. Please come in and… Have a seat!

Poang Laptop Stand

Poang Laptop Stand

Materials: POANG armchair, FROSTA stool I find that Poang armchair is extremely comfortable. I like to spend time on it reading or simply chilling out. I often work at home so I decided to add a laptop stand to my Poang. I fixed two hinges to the armchair I didn’t…

Poang²

Poang²

Materials: 2 Poangs and a shockabsorberDescription: Bolted two Poangs to each other and turned an armrest into the very needed third support-leg and another piece into a holder for the shock absorber. After all, the Poang is known for its comfort.. This shock absober is somewhat too hard, so if…

New life for Old Poang!

New life for Old Poang!

Materials: Poang Chair, Fence boards, drywall screwsDescription: Poang… That iconic chair from IKEA, what do I do when I see one on the side of the road that obviously has seen better days? I throw it in the truck!!! I was looking at the frame and thought… I bet that…

Poang Armrest Extension

Poang Armrest Extension

Materials: Poang, timber, Fret G clamps, chisel, timber stainDescription: I’m too lazy to hold my iPad 🙂 It’s basically a simple extension of Poang. Handy for the iPad, drinks, writing, etc. And I reckon it’s simple enough for everyone to make. The most challenging part was to make the top…

Poang to iMac table

Poang to iMac table

Materials: Poang chair Description: POANG chair, unarmed. I take the wooden structure, discard the rest. Place a base on which to back up the iMac, another wooden base on drawer rails, wheels. Paints the whole. Mesa finished. See more of the iMac table (link no longer available). ~ trashfilia, spain

Stamped Ikea chair

Stamped Ikea chair

Materials: Ikea Poang chair, handcarved stamps, textile paintDescription: I carved some cloudstamps and decorated my white Poang chair with it.~ Judith Tops, The Netherlands

Rover/Poang Chair

Rover/Poang Chair

Materials: Leather Rover car seat and Ikea Poang chair frameDescription: I was inspired by Ron Arad’s 1981 Rover chair, which utilised a leather Rover car seat with galvanised steel scaffolding poles for the legs and arm rests. My Ikea Hack follows the same theme utilising a black leather Rover car…

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