Jump to content


IKEA Flats panel...


Recommended Posts

Thought I'd share my recently completed flats panel with you all.



It was super cheap, using a number 10p off-cuts from my local hardware store for the timber plus a rummage in the scraps bin for the hardwood to make the lid locator.


I already had the magnets that hold it together, but again these are cheaply purchased online.


The cheap A4 tracing panel was £16 from Amazon and I used a little spare draft sealing tape around the inside of the opening so it will friction fit to the dewshield.  I added a panel of frosted perspex to increase diffusion a little too.

Unfortunately the light panel leaked loads of light from the back that creaped out of the thin edges, so I ended up sealing it all in with some aluminium tape left over from our renovations.


Won't be able to test properly until I'm up at Kielder next week, but the brightness is adjustable and I always have the option of adding in some sheets of paper. 

Bit of an overkill I know, but hope you like this crossover with my other hobby of making things out of wood.


  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.