IKEA Hacks: 12 3D Printed IKEA Extensions
Standard Ikea products are popular with consumers all over the world. But sometimes, “standard” means boring and unsuitable. Ikea hacking is about customizing off-the-shelf Ikea products to upcycle them to become more convenient or repurpose them with some new functions. 3D printing plays an important role in the creative toolset of Ikea hackers. In the article below, we’ll explore a few popular 3D printable Ikea extensions.
#1: A Net under MARIUS Stool
This design, called “Clippy”, includes 4 clips installed on the legs of the famous MARIUS stool. These clips aim to string up a net for an extra storage place. It’s very popular because it’s not only limit to MARIUS stools. There are countless variants for application on other items.
STL file designer: laurlaurland
3D print STL file: Thingiverse 90505 (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:90505 )
#2: Removable Fasteners for LERBERG Legs
Ikea LERBERG trestle legs are designed for easy removal. But the board rested on the legs is really easy to move or slide during normal use due to no fixation. If you just screw them together, the table will become unmovable and lose the point.
This design can secure the board and LEBERG legs when using the table, also allow you to remove the top as many times as you want when the table is not used. It’s easy to print and install, all you need extra is a screw. There are two types of screw nuts files available.
STL file designer: USSA
3D print STL file: USSAdesign (link: https://ussadesign.com/products/p/ikea-extension )
#3: LINNMON Table Hanger
This hanger is simple but useful. It’s designed for hanging headphones at the edge of a LINNMON Table, also can be used to hang many other objects such as a handbag or an umbrella. Moreover, it’s not only limited to LINNMON tables, it works well with any table or shelf with a thickness between 32 to 34 mm.
STL file designer: evancli
3D print STL file: Thingiverse 1497904 (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1497904 )
#4: Mirror Connector for KALLAX Shelves Series
This extension is included in the Ikea ThisAbles project, which aims to create extensions for helping people in need enjoy life.
This “Insider” mirror connector adds a mirror on the ceiling of the KALLAX shelf so that the content of high compartments can be visible from a low point of view. People in wheelchairs or in short stature can see what lies on the top shelf.
STL file designer: Ikea
3D print STL file: ThisAbles (link: https://thisables.com/en/new-developments/insider/ )
#5: Garbage Bag Ring for ORDNING Utensil Holder
It’s undeniable this ORDNING utensil holder is not designed as a garbage bin, but I dare to say I’m not the only one who uses it as a desktop garbage bin.
This garbage bag ring can help garbage bags stay in place and open. You can print a few in different colors to sort your waste.
STL file designer: WEIRDCAN
3D print STL file: Cults (link: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/home/ikea-ordning-garbage-bag-ring )
#6: KORKEN Jar Label
This brilliant jar label must have a front seat on the command list. This design allows you to customize the label names of your snap-on lids using Thingiverse’s Customizer app. Or you can simply print a plain .stl file and use a marking pen. There are two sizes available for different sizes of KORKEN jars.
STL file designer: ashpool
3D print STL file: Thingiverse 2592887 (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2592887 )
#7&8: Repurpose Your POKAL Glasses
Cemel Cetinkaya is a well-known designer who designed plenty of famous Ikea hacks. One of the most famous series is his repurposing of the POKAL glasses. This design turns a POKAL glass into a cute piggy bank, which is not only useful but also looks pretty great.
STL file designer: ccentinkaya
3D print STL file: MyMiniFactory (link: https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-pig-bank-evo-collection-10573 )
Another design from Cemel Cetinkaya’s POKAL series is this twig vase. By adding a beautiful extension on the opening of the POKAL glass, you will easily get a taller vase.
STL file designer: ccentinkaya
3D print STL file: MyMiniFactory (link: https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-twig-vase-evo-collection-10445 )
#9: Lid Clips for SAMLA Boxes
SAMLA boxes can be the most classic storage items of Ikea. But the lids won’t fasten and boxes can be easily toppled and spill the contents. These clips can help snap the lid surely to the box. There are two files for the different box sizes. The smaller clips are suitable for the boxes between 5 and 22 liters while the lager on is for the 45- and 65-liter boxes.
STL file designer: Wookbert
3D print STL file: Thingiverse 2110134 (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2110134 )
#10: IKEA SKADIS Pegboard Collection
SKADIS is famous for its amazing storage ability while saving space on your tabletop. This design includes almost 60 parts, including hooks, containers, shelves and towel holders, allow you to add anything you can imagine to the SKADIS slot board. They are all designed to be tight-fitting, removable, and easy to print.
STL file designer: CSD_Salzburg
3D print STL file: Thingiverse 2853261 (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2853261 )
#11: Game Controller Holder for BILLY Bookcase
This is an amazing way to store your Xbox or Steam game controller. You can display every controller you have without taking up space on the bookcase. The holders can be appropriate with Xbox360, Xbox One and Steam controllers.
STL file designer: Jrubia
3D print STL file: Thingiverse 617908 (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:617908 )
#12: POKAL Spice Glasses
Having a few 2-oz POKAL shot glasses in idle? Repurpose them into spice bottles! This design is a set of snap-on lids used with POKAL shot glasses. The lids are available in 11 different types of designs.
STL file designer: Prenta
3D print STL file: Thingiverse 290266 (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:290266 )
If you like these designs don’t hesitate to 3D print them and upgrade your Ikea products. There is a large and growing community behind the Ikea that provided a universe of ingenious ideas. If you have any Ikea item that is too “standard” for you, hope these Ikea hacks have inspired you something and brought new life to them.