Drum sticks display with STAJLIG, BESTÅ and DIODER

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Published on September 26th, 2016 | by Contributor

My name is Anders. I am a IKEA IT Technician from Sweden that really like drums and drumming. I needed a nice way to display my drum sticks. Ikeahackers.net is a great inspiration but I did not find anything that suited me. Then I thought, why not hack something? Here is what I came up with.

Drum sticks display with STAJLIG, BESTÅ and DIODER

This is what I used:

1 STAJLIG Multifunction hanger, white in/outdoor. Article Number: 103.170.70
1 STAJLIG Hanger, in/outdoor, white 5 pack. Article Number: 002.914.19
1 BESTÅ Frame, white. Article Number: 002.459.17
1 BESTÅ Suspension rail, silver-colour. Article Number: 302.848.46
1 DIODER LED 4-piece lighting strip set, white. Article Number: 001.194.19
Some drills, a screwdriver, a knife, a clamp, a small bolt cutters and a
heater.

1. First I mounted the BESTÅ frame. The frame has brackets for legs but I chose to turn that side up and not use the legs.

2. To make the holder I cut the STAJLIG Multifunction hanger at the top with the small bolt cutters so I got a long piece to use to bend it.

Cut the hanger

3. Before bending the holder I heated it up a little with the heater. Not too much. I could still hold it with my hands. If I did not heat it up the paint would crack when I bend it.

Heat up the wire

4. To bend the holder I fastened it with a clamp and then bent it by hand.
Bending the wire by hand

5. After bending to right shape I cut it to right length.

Cut to right length

6. To stop the sticks from gliding I made a bracket from a STAJLIG Hanger.

Make a bracket from the hanger

7. The holder and bracket was fasten by drilling holes in the bottom and back of the BESTÅ frame. I used a tape on the drill so I shouldn’t drill too deep.

Drill

8. The final touch was to mount the DIODER LED lights. BESTÅ frame has a predrilled hole for adjusting the legs. I used that for the wire to one light bar and drilled one more for the other.

Wire holders in the BESTA frame

I cut the cover nobs for the leg brackets with a knife so the wire would fit.

Wiring the DIODER

After mounting the BESTÅ frame to the wall using BESTÅ Suspension rail I am really happy with the result.

Drum sticks display hacked from STAJLIG, BESTÅ and DIODER

~ by Anders Berglund, Sweden

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