SKDIS: 5 ways to make the IKEA pegboard even better
IKEA introduced its own pegboard system, SKDIS, two years ago and Id say its one of the best systems IKEA launched in recent years.
I love how super customisable it is, with a growing range of accessories that help keep things organized.
It works everywhere, in your wardrobe to bathroom. Probably anywhere you have a flat surface to hang it up.
But no matter how perfect a system, you can trust IKEA hackers to improve on the SKDIS. And theyve settle these 5 issues you may have faced with the handy IKEA pegboard. Read on for their fixes.
5 IKEA SKDIS issues and fixes
#1 Expensive hooks?
Youll need quite a number of hooks and accessories to fill up the SKDIS pegboard, and Kenyer was shocked at how quickly they all added up.
So he figured he could make his own hooks to save cost.
Over at Instructables, he shows us how to twist copper wires into the SKDIS hook shape. It works surprisingly well too.
Designing your own hooks lets you bend it to fit different tools. Any type of hooks that IKEA doesnt sell, you can shape your own.
#2 Hooks that fall off?
Boris wanted to prevent the IKEASKDIS peg hooks from falling out of the board.
He comments, The hooks are an absolute nightmare to use unless the hooks are fixed somehow to the boards slot. I saw it at an IKEA store, they used zip ties (pix below) to fix the hook to the board.
However, this is only possible if the pegboard is not mounted on the wall (to install zip tie through the back). If the board is already mounted on the wall, it is almost non doable.
IKEA stores fix
Boris then came up with a solution he calls the Holdilock. It is easy to install and remove from the board, which allows you to rearrange the hooks when you need to.
It is essentially a clip that holds the hook in place.
Photo: MVC design
Heres a video showing how it works.
Get the SKDIS peg hook lock here.
#3 Wasted slots?
Then, there is the Nook Hook, designed to make maximum use of the SKDIS pegboard.
Most of the SKDIS hooks occupy two slots but the Nook Hook takes only one slot. It has a locking tab to prevent the hook from falling and keeps it firmly in place on the SKDIS.
The result? Awesome stuff for hanging little things like necklaces, rings and rolls of washi tape.
And for even something as simple as a small photo frame (which wont look good on the original IKEA SKDIS hook).
#4 Limited accessories?
Have access to a 3D printer?
Then just hop over to Thingiverse and download the 3D printable item for your needs. Youll find add-ons of all shapes and sizes and for all kinds of storage. A small pegboard mounted shelf, a headphone holder, a tray. For the crafter, a scissors holder perhaps?
Related: See more 3D printed IKEA hacks here
#5 Mount inside a cabinet?
Want to use the SKDIS inside a cabinet like the BEST?
Andreas had the same thought but he wanted the mounting to be as seamless as possible. Out of his personal need, he created a SKDIS mounting system specially for the BEST.
It integrates seamlessly with the mounting hardware thats included with the BEST/SKDIS and can be mounted either to a BEST suspension rail or by anchoring a floor standing frame to the wall.
It should work for other cabinets like the METOD or SEKTION too.
What other ways have you improved on the IKEA SKDIS pegboard? Let us know in the comments below.
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