IKEA lack shelf hack


Oh Ikea, how I love and hate thee.  Although these shelves are functional and aesthetically pretty, my main concern is how they slant away from the wall. Unhappy with this I wanted a way to make them “new” and much more functional.



  • Ikea Lack Shelf
  • Leather straps
  • Dry wall anchors
  • Screws
  • Thumbtacks


  • Level
  • Stud finder
  • Drill
  • Hot Glue gun

Once you put the shelf in place, drill the drywall anchors in.  The drywall anchors create a very tight and secure grip onto the drywall which makes the compressed tensile strength of the drywall the weakest point. Unless the shelf is pulled very forcibly from the wall, the heavy duty drywall anchor should be able to support more weight than other types of fasteners when used with shelving brackets.

After you fasten the leather straps you can hot glue the thumb tacks onto the straps as a personal touch.

Anddddddd we are DONE!!

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