20 Ways to Hack, Tweak, Repurpose & Reimagine IKEA's Trofast

20 Ways to Hack, Tweak, Repurpose & Reimagine IKEA's Trofast

Carrie McBride
Jul 2, 2015
(Image credit: IKEA)

Think you're clever using IKEA's Trofast to round up all your kids' toys, do ya? Well, okay, it is perfect for that, but that's so Trofast 1.0. You've got to expaaaaand your miiiiind. Think outside the biiiiiin. Like these folks, who show that mere toy storage is just the tip of the Trofast iceberg. Check out these 20 ways to use the use the Trofast. Some are true hacks and reimaginings, others minor tweaks and adjustments.

1. As Arts & Crafts Storage

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(Image credit: Carrie McBride)

2. As a Child's Desk

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(Image credit: Montessori Moments)

3. As a LEGO Table

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(Image credit: That Crafty Juls)

4. As a Changing Table

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(Image credit: Lemon Cadet)

5. As Movable Storage (just add casters)

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(Image credit: Hus & Hem)

6. As a Play Kitchen (yes, there's a Trofast under there!)

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(Image credit: Pepper Design Blog)

7. As Storage in a Shared Room (just choose two colors)

Image from: IKEA
(Image credit: IKEA)

8. Àla Carte storage with an Expedit or similar bookcase

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(Image credit: 3@12)

9. As toy storage without the bins (these have an added backing)

See more: Plum Field Shop
(Image credit: Plum Field Shop)

10. Hidden Storage Inside a More Attractive Adult Piece of Furniture

See more: A Little Polkadot
(Image credit: A Little Polkadot)

Not familiar with Trofast? Frames, boxes & lids → IKEA.

11. As an Art Table (with added top)

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(Image credit: Tangarang)

12. As a Train Table

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(Image credit: Pinterest user Quita Miller)

13. As Stairs to a Bunk or Loft Bed

See more: IKEA Hackers
(Image credit: IKEA Hackers)

14. As a Light Table for Tracing and Play

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(Image credit: Ikat Bag)

15. As a Child-Size Wardrobe

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(Image credit: IKEA Hackers)

16. To Display Toys (without the base unit)

See more: Kids Kamers
(Image credit: Kids Kamers)

17. As Benches for a Play Table

See more: IKEA Hackers
(Image credit: IKEA Hackers)

18. As a Sand Table

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(Image credit: IKEA Hackers)

19. As a Water Table

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(Image credit: Pinterest User Adrienne Simpson )

20. As a Ride-On Toy

See more: Ten-Plan via Apartment Therapy
(Image credit: Ten-Plan via Apartment Therapy)

Re-edited from a post originally published 7.2.2014 - cm

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