TO SUIT IKEA™ KALLAX
Cube storage has never looked so good! Kallax is one of IKEA’s most popular storage solutions, and it’s easy to see why. Position your Kallax unit horizontally to become sideboard or media console, or stand it up to be a bookcase. Use the 16-cube version as a room divider or storage unit. The possibilities are endless.
IKEA Kallax comes in a range of different sizes and orientations. The smallest is a 4-cube unit that comes in 2 x 2 or 1 x 4. The largest is an epic 25-cube unit that is 5 x 5. No matter what piece of furniture you’re looking to hack, you’ll find inspiration in Kallax.
The 2 x 2 is perfect for transforming into a drinks cabinet. The 1 x 4 is begging to be turned into a console or hall table. And the 2 x 4 has sideboard or dining buffet written all over it.
Choose a Styl-Panel kit to suit the number of doors in your project. Our materials include 3 mm paintable white foamed PVC and 3mm gold/silver mirrored aluminium composite.
Adhesive is included for your convenience. No tools, no measuring, no mess!
Doors or drawers?
IKEA Kallax provides two insert options: doors or drawers. These are purchased from IKEA separately. Our Styl-Panels are designed to suit the IKEA Kallax Door Insert.
If you prefer the Drawer Insert, no problem! Our rigid foamed PVC panels can be cut by hand (a sharp craft knife will do the trick) or we would be happy to cut our aluminium panels for you for free.
To get us to do the cutting for you, put the request in your order notes during the checkout process. Let us know how many panels you want cut and in what orientation.
The IKEA Kallax Door Insert and Drawer Insert both come with pre-drilled handle holes and are supplied by IKEA with small silver handles.
Some of our panel designs cover the pre-drilled handle hole. If so, we alert you to this on the product page.
To add handles, you will need to drill the Styl-Panels after applying them. Our aluminium and foamed PVC panels are very easy to drill. See our installation page for photo instructions.
Looking for inspiration?
Not sure where to start? Here’s a selection of IKEA Kallax hacks by Lux Hax customers to get your décor brain turning. We think you’ll be wowed by how easy it is to “disappear” the IKEA-ness of a simple cube unit.
Alternatively, this article provides step-by-step instructions for building your own IKEA Kallax console table. The project includes photos and a handy IKEA shopping list.
Take IKEA hacking to a higher level
The quickest way to elevate Kallax (literally!) is with the addition of aftermarket furniture legs. By the time you add legs and Styl-Panels, your flat-pack cube unit with be transformed into a hero piece.
Furniture legs are available from hardware stores or specialist leg sellers. The key is to attach the legs securely. For this, you will need furniture leg plates. They are inexpensive and available from most hardware stores.