DIY A Gorgeous Wooden Display Tray With This IKEA BEKVAM Spice Rack Hack

IKEA, known for its vast array of self-assembly furniture, has become a playground for crafty and creative individuals looking to repurpose and redesign standard pieces. Among these, the IKEA BEKVÄM spice rack stands out for its versatility. Though intended as a spice rack, it's been cleverly adapted by many for various uses around the home. For instance, you can place it on your kitchen cabinet door to revolutionize your kitchen cabinet storage. If you're up for it, you can combine two racks to make something new, similar to what @micklemaks did with hers. She combined two spice racks to create a wooden display tray that she could use as a display at markets and craft fairs.

To create a wooden display rack using the IKEA BEKVÄM, assemble it according to the given instructions. Next, focus on one of the racks and attach a screw to the top of each of its hanging brackets. Important tip: don't screw them in all the way. Leave a gap of about one to two centimeters from the surface. This space is key for the next step. Finally, take the other rack and slide it into position, where it will be held securely by the heads of the screws you just partially inserted. You can secure them together permanently using wood glue or wood filler like Stucco.

Other variations of the spice rack hack

If you're aiming for a larger tray, a straightforward way to scale it up is by doing a clever IKEA BEKVAM spice rack hack using four racks instead of two. Begin by assembling two trays using the method above. However, for each tray, leave out the rectangular rod on one side; this modification is key to joining the two trays. If the empty slot where the rod should be is an eyesore for you, you can fill it with Stucco. Once you have both trays with one rod-less side, simply align and join them at these open sides. Use wood glue to securely join them, creating a spacious wooden square tray.

Something similar was done by texas to milan/ DIY Italy, who wanted to create a chessboard tray using four spice racks. Instead of securing racks by putting screws on the brackets, she removed them and used wood fillers to adhere the four wooden base planks to create a sturdy base for the tray. Then, she repurposed the two removed handles, attaching them to the bottom of the tray to serve as feet, which added stability and height to the tray. To create her chess tray, she affixed a printed chessboard to the surface, securing it with Mod Podge or PVA glue. Similarly, you have the freedom to print and apply any design of your choice to the tray's base to infuse personality into your project.