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Hack an IKEA Picture Ledge Into a Tool Rack

This clever hack turns a picture ledge into a vertical screw driver rack and a hanging rail, intended for kitchen use, into a perfect station for hanging tools.

IKEAHacker reader Christian used a RIBBA picture ledge for the left hand rack seen in the photo above and a BYGEL rail for the right hand one. To turn the picture ledge into a screw driver holder he simply drilled a series of holes along it, allowing the screw drivers to slip in. The BYGEL rail was an ever easier adaptation, he bought it as is (along with some S-hooks) and simply hung tool on it.

8€ Tool Rack [IKEAHacker]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/6/12

Comments (4)

  1. r

    wow,..stylish, très chic.

    Nice for taking up wall-space, but what do I do with the other 99.99% of my tools? I have a better idea. Just trash all these screwdrivers and get two (1 for heavy duty & 1 for precision work) with interchangeable bits. Throw them in a drawer,..problem solved.

  2. Grizzle

    How is anything to do with carpentry a hack? Ridiculous. It’s like me saying I hacked my shoes because I laced up up a bit different.

  3. kenedy123

    IKEAHacker reader Christian used a RIBBA picture ledge for the left hand rack seen in the photo above and a BYGEL rail for the right hand one.

  4. Little John

    On using S-hooks, I would close the hook around the rack so when you pick a tool the s-hook will stay put and not fall off. I use a magnetic knife holder for my screwdrivers. Most used screwdriver I use is screwdriver with interchangeable bits.

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