Reading ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’, you would be forgiven for thinking that the only pastimes that are of interest in
Sweden are drinking coffee and violent criminal acts.
However there is another fine Swedish hobby that has now spread globally.
If you can’t get enough of your Expidit shelf, Udder workbench or Billy bookcase, then IKEAhackers.net is the site for you.
The team at IKEAhackers have collected hundreds of ‘hacks’ to change the way you construct, use or combine your IKEA products. Shelves go on their sides and are combined with doors to become workstations, baskets become bathroom shelves, kitchen utensils double as decorative lights, clocks become tables, sliding cupboard doors become groovy room dividers, and shelving units create a new home for hamsters.
IKEAhackers.net has been sharing furniture ‘tweaks’ since 2006, and 5000 people vote annually to determine the hack of the year.
I guess they need something in Sweden to fill the long, cold winter nights.
When the only tool you have is an allen key, everything starts to look like a flatpack.