Those $1 IKEA plastic bags at the checkout are near indestructible and great for just about anything, especially if it's heavy or otherwise awkward, but we never thought we'd see a full backpack made from them. Well, SanDiegoMitch bought three, hacked them up and built this super-light carry-all with them.
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I have long loved IKEA, not just for the LACK units of my college days or the little table I'm sitting at right this moment, but I love them for their food. No trip to the Swedish superstore is complete without a helping of meatballs, but their pre-packed food section is equally worth checking out.
IKEA is a cruel and fickle creator. After brutally killing off the Expedit shelf in February, the Swedish furniture mogul has decided to consign the Galant desk to the same fate. Production of the Galant has already ceased, with the desk expected to be completely phased out by October. Like the Expedit, the Galant is one of IKEA's most popular — and hackable — furniture items. To commemorate its passing, here are a few of our favourite Galant hacks -- get one while you still have the chance!
If you need a kennel for your dog, and you live in a tiny apartment, you may not be willing to sacrifice the space for an ugly black wire mesh box. If your dog is under 18kg, you can easily convert an Ikea Hol storage bench into a dog crate by attaching one end with a set of hinges instead of using the standard assembly instructions.
If you're remodeling and need to add space in already-small bathroom or turning a closet into a half bath you may have need of a tiny bathroom vanity. Commercial models can be very expensive, but you can combine an IKEA Lillangen sink and faucet along with a Besta cabinet to have a 40cm deep vanity for around $US250.
Two picky architects in a high-rise apartment didn't like the looks of hiding their cat's litter box in closets, or even under a bathroom sink. With just a few modifications, they turned some IKEA gear into a combination entryway table and hide-away cat palace.