Fors(-å) of nature

Forså Lamp cover photo

During a walk the other day I grabbed a few branches from a pile, thinking I wanted to make something out of them…and back home, a couple of hours later, I found myself the happy maker of 2 brand new branch lamps. I hacked an IKEA Forså Lamp work lamp to get the parts I [...]

Who needs Pollock?

Pollock D.I.Y

I´ve always liked the artist Jackson Pollock – ”Jack the dripper” – and his trademark Action Painting technique (and any abstract messy art for that matter)…However, for most of us, Pollocks stuff are inaccessibly pricey (back in 2006 one classic drip painting was sold by Hollywood entertainment mogul David Geffen for a staggering $140 million…). [...]

Pimp your Billy – a 10 step tutorial

Customized Billy Bookshelves

The Hack backdrop, on a personal level… I deemed my 4 old Billy shelves as: 1. a bit dingy (after years of heavy use) 2. a bit too basic (I bought them a poor student)… 3. a bit boring (being all plain n´ all..) 4. a bit insufficient and inefficient their 202cm height left wasted [...]

IKEA Ekby Shelves in 3D – Tutorial

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After having put up some IKEA Ekby Ståtlig shelves in my bathroom I found myself with some shelf leftovers… I didn´t really know what to do with them…I felt it would be a shame to throw the nice bits of solid birch wood. As the Ekby Ståtlig shelves (I had the 28cm´119cm ones) are pretty [...]

D.I.Y 30£ Pallet Dining Table -A 10-step Tutorial

ScrapHack Dining Table

This is my dining table – It cost me a rough 30€ to make. Wanna make one of your own? Follow my 10-step tutorial and you´re as good as home! What you need to D.I.Y! Tools Screwdriver / Drill An electrical orbital/Detail Sander (like this one for example) Sanding Paper Paint Brushes Spring Clamps (I [...]

D.I.Y Pallet Sofa/Bunk Bed – A 10-step Tutorial

Sofa Bed ScrapHack

Necessity is the mother of invention! I had my cousin and 2 friends of his coming over from Paris to stay at my place over a weekend. Had an idea for a sofa bed, and the need for accommodating guests made me act on it! The result is a versatile scraphack which works perfectly for [...]

IKEA Hemnes Shoe Cabinet Hack – Tutorial

IKEA Hemnes Hack after shot

This hack consisted of making a new, seamless top board to 2 IKEA HEMNES Shoe Cabinets. It´s not the major, obvious hack – but it gives great creative opportunity for customization. The idea for the hack started as I wanted to buy an additional HEMNES Shoe Cabinet (I had already one). The design of the [...]

IKEA Gorm D.I.Y Tub Front Panel – Tutorial

GORM Front Panel (5)

Although I do love scrap – I also hack other stuff every now and then. Recently I made a Bathtub Front Panel from GORM shelves I found on sale at IKEA (on sale they were 9SEK / 1Euro a piece). My total cost of the hack was about 40€ (approx $55/£35pounds). However, the same effect [...]

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