12 Uses for IKEA's Lack Shelves

12 Uses for IKEA's Lack Shelves

Sarah Coffey
Sep 4, 2008

We put up our first Lack Shelf last weekend in our entryway. It's one of those basic pieces that shows up everywhere: bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, and landing strips. We can't believe we never bought one before, which got us thinking about all the different uses for this uber-ubiquitous shelf. We put together a list (complete with photos) of twelve ways to use the Lack in your home...


Make a cheap version of this wall-mounted desk. Image via Domino


Use it in an entryway. Image via Real Simple


Install open shelving in the kitchen. Image via Domino


Use it above a bed in a small space. Image via Domino


Use it in an alcove to create a built-in look. Image via IKEA Australia


Use it as a console behind a couch. Image via My Home Ideas


Use it to display a collection. Image via Desire to Inspire


Make an instant mantelpiece. Image via Real Simple


Make a built-in office in a closet. Image via Sunset

Other Ideas:

  • Hang it low in a closet or entryway and use it for shoe storage.
  • Make a media console and hang your flatscreen TV over it.
  • Create a floating bar.

Related Links:

  • Top 5: Cheap Furniture Basics
  • New Blog: IKEA Hacker
  • Brand New! IKEA 2008 Catalog

    (Re-Edited from 2007.11.28 - CB)

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