Whether it’s making an instrument panel from a tablet stand, turning bed slats into a dinghy floor, creating a wine rack from a book case, assisting with cockpit locker organisation or finding the perfect onboard reading light – we’ve got lots of great ideas for low cost IKEA products.

Check out our six IKEA hacks for your boat to get inspired.

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Instrument panel from an Ikea tablet stand: Howard Bentley creates a neat instrument panel from a low-cost Ikea tablet stand.

Instrument panel from an Ikea tablet stand: Howard Bentley creates a neat instrument panel from a low-cost Ikea tablet stand.

Two uses for Ikea bed slats

TWO uses for Ikea bed slats: Jeremy Snodgrass gets a good night’s sleep with Ikea bed slats – and Selwyn Smith makes makes a floor for his dinghy.

Ikea wine rack makes a great boat bookcase

Ikea wine rack makes a great boat bookcase: David Taylor adapts an Ikea wine rack to build a serviceable bookcase.

Jerry Armitage found a kitchen utensil rail from Ikea was ideal for keeping his boat's cockpit locker organised

Keeping a cockpit locker organised: Jerry Armitage found a kitchen utensil rail from Ikea was ideal for keeping his boat’s cockpit locker organised.

IKEA Sunnan lamps

Could this be the perfect onboard reading light? Cheap on-board lighting, the IKEA way.

Righting an upturned pontoon

Hurricane-force storms during the winter of 2013/14 caused a lot of damage in the west of Ireland. Beaches were washed…

Solar panel mounts

Off-the-shelf anodised aluminium sections can provide a Meccano-type solution for many structural projects on a boat. I used some to…

Cheap chain pipe cover

To reduce the amount of water that runs down my chain pipe, I have a two-piece cover cut from a…