Here's the Most Popular IKEA Furniture Hacked

Here's the Most Popular IKEA Furniture Hacked

Joelle Alcaidinho
Oct 21, 2011

It's no secret we're huge fans of IKEA furniture being altered, hacked and embellished. We love to see the different ways in which people configure the vanilla IKEA to their tastes and needs. The furnishing line we most often notice being hacked is the ubiquitous, LACK. It's cheap, easy to work with, and remarkably versatile...


  1. As A Mid-Century Media Centre: We love what Jeff did to this LACK shelving unit, transforming it from run of the mill shelves to an interesting mid-century inspired media centre. Instructions to hack your own are available on IkeaHacker.
  2. As a Floating Desk: While we're not sure if Flickr user Miluzeira used LACK shelves to create this awesome floating desk, you can certainly create a similar look by joining and anchoring several LACK shelves.
  3. As a Home Studio Desk: Simon used a variety of IKEA parts to make this home studio desk, including LACK shelving. Jonas also used LACK shelves when he created his IKEA desk in order to hide wires and gain extra space.
  4. As a Projector Friendly Ceiling Light: In order to create a light fixture that would not interfere with his projector, Jerzy created his own out of two LACK coffee tables.
  5. As an A/V Cabinet: When he was unable to find the right cabinet for his A/V needs, Christopher hacked a LACK bookcase for the purpose.
  6. As a Wheeled Unit: There are several fantastic projects out there created by simply adding wheels to good 'ole LACK furniture. One of our favourites, and the simplest hack in this roundup, is in the home of Emily and Erick.
  7. As a Fan Cooled Media Cabinet: After adding sliding doors to his LACK shelving unit in a previous hack, Ryan needed a way to keep the temperature of the components down when the doors were closed. His solution was to cool it with fans.
  8. As a Network Rack: Need to bring a little bit of the data centre into your living room? Make a LACKRack using the LACK coffee table.

What is the most interesting use of LACK that you've spotted?

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